July 2009

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Safe, quick method to remove coked refractory from risers The risks involved to workers using traditional methods for removing coked refractory in confined spaces can be avoided by using a new system...

Safe, quick method to remove coked refractory from risers The risks involved to workers using traditional methods for removing coked refractory in confined spaces can be avoided by using a new system. Claimed to be a world's first, Sydney-based Silver Raven Pty. Ltd. has developed a remotely controlled water blasting tool for removing the coked refractory from reactor risers. The new technology not only replaces high-risk manual jack hammering methods in confined spaces, but also preserves the integrity of the vessels being refurbished. During late 2008, the company carried out a series of tests with the assistance of Andreco Hurll Refractory Services Pty. Ltd., which provided sample b

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