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Title: Fuel gas main replacement at Acme Steel's coke plant

Abstract

ACME Steel's Chicago coke plant consists of two 4-meter, 50-oven Wilputte underjet coke-oven batteries. These batteries were constructed in 1956--1957. The use of blast furnace gas was discontinued in the late 1960's. In 1977--1978, the oven walls in both batteries were reconstructed. Reconstruction of the underfire system was limited to rebuilding the coke-oven gas reversing cocks and meter in orifices. By the early 1980's, the 24-in. diameter underfire fuel gas mains of both batteries developed leaks at the Dresser expansion joints. These leaks were a result of pipe loss due to corrosion. Leaks also developed along the bottoms and sides of both mains. A method is described that permitted pushing temperatures to be maintained during replacement of underfire fuel gas mains. Each of Acme's two, 50-oven, 4-metric Wilputte coke-oven, gas-fired batteries were heated by converting 10-in. diameter decarbonizing air mains into temporary fuel gas mains. Replacement was made one battery at a time, with the temporary 10-in. mains in service for five to eight weeks.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Acme Steel Co., Chicago, IL (United States). Chicago Coke Plant)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6968500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Iron and Steel Engineer; (United States); Journal Volume: 71:9
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COKE OVENS; MODIFICATIONS; FUEL GAS; TRANSPORT; PIPES; REPAIR; COKE; COKING PLANTS; OPERATION; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; CONTROL; FLUIDS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS 010409* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Pyrolysis & Carbonization-- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Trevino, O. Fuel gas main replacement at Acme Steel's coke plant. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Trevino, O. Fuel gas main replacement at Acme Steel's coke plant. United States.
Trevino, O. 1994. "Fuel gas main replacement at Acme Steel's coke plant". United States. doi:.
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