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A Coke Drum Bottom Unheading Device with Integral Feed Inlet

Presented By

Dr. Mahmod Samman - Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC


Automated bottom unheading devices have become standard equipment in most coke drums and has made operation much safer that it used to be. However, the associated change from a central inlet feed to a single side inlet feed resulted in asymmetric flow patterns that appear to have caused adverse side effects such as increased tilting, blowouts, and cone damage. This presentation introduces a new patented design that combines the benefits of an automated unheading device with a centralized feed inlet that promotes symmetric flow patterns in coke beds.

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