API COKE DRUM SURVEY
1996 API Coke Drum Survey
|Publication Date:||1 November 2003|
The year of installation for coke drums varied from 1950 to 1997, the year that the survey was actually collected. Range of years in service accordingly was from 46 years to less than 1 year. When asked if any fires had occurred it was found that 11 of 54, or 20% of surveys had experienced fires in the past. In terms of numbers of drums, 12% of the drums had fires. Most of these fires were referred to as small or minor, none of the surveys indicated that adjacent equipment was damaged by a fire that resulted from a drum crack.
Ninety-four percent of the surveys returned indicated that they would benefit from an API Recommended Practice (RP) on coke drums.