Specialty Line-Cleaning Containment
During coker turnarounds, water from hydro blasting is often cascading down through the unit. This interrupts other work going on in the turnaround. Scaffolding, boiler making, x-raying, bundle extraction, inspections and many other services are disrupted or halted due to the excess water flowing down through the structure. Even worse, coke being removed from the lines can create a safety hazard.
To avoid these problems, DeBusk can clean these lines while containing all water and coke that is being removed from the lines.
A bonus from capturing the coke during the cleaning process is that coke does not remain on the structure for long periods of time after line cleaning. The coke is either captured in catch pans or through attachments connected to process lines.
When cleaning vapor lines, the containment process uses catch pans, with a hose diverting the water to a safe place at ground level.
Containment for transfer and heater line cleaning is accomplished by building a device to flange-up to the process piping. Water and coke is vacuumed to a vacuum box or vacuum truck as the cleaning is being performed. Less than .001% of the water and none of the coke hits the ground.