Bulging Assessment and Long Term Repair of Coke Drums

Presented By

Mahmod Samman, Ph.D., P.E. - Houston Engineering Solutions

Ediberto B. Tinoco - Petrobras, Brazil

Fábio C. Marangone - Petrobras, Brazil

Conference: Rio de Janiero 2014

Bulging in coke drums can cause cracks which may result in leaks, fires, and premature replacement. This presentation is a review of the procedures used to assess bulging and develop long-term repairs for a set of operating coke drums that have suffered various degrees of bulging and cracking. The presentation also includes a discussion of repair challenges.

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