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Philip H

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I'm lookin for pics of pet coke operations
« on: March 05, 2010, 07:46:32 AM »
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Since I have a great refinery coming along - and theone in Baton Rouge produce pet coke or calcined coke as a by product, I want to add a loading facility to one of my tracks.  There's already plans in the works for a rail to barge transfer dock for the coke on the otherside of the layout.

SO I'm looking for pics of railcar loading facilities or operations for pet coke.  And any technical help on the hoppers themselves ( though I got some good shots last weekend - thanks again Bob).

Muchas gracias!
Philip H.
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Re: I'm lookin for pics of pet coke operations
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 09:59:37 AM »
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These can be hard to come by, since they're usually buried deep within a refinery, and not every refinery has a pet. coke operation. But here's the one at the Exxon refinery in Paulsboro, NJ.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=39.844852550926056~-75.25781348347664&lvl=18&sty=h&where1=Paulsboro%2C%20NJ

The actual coking apparatus is the oil-derrick looking structures just to the left of the two large tanks, you can see the hopper loadout to the north.
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Re: I'm lookin for pics of pet coke operations
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 12:59:46 PM »
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I don't have pictures of the plant but here is the birds eye view of the coke loading area at the refinery in Roseport, MN. Follow the track north to see the front end loaders.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=rfthfj77ch17&scene=6381881&lvl=2&sty=b&sp=Point.rfthfk77ch18_Untitled%20item____&where1=Roseport%2C%20MN


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Re: I'm lookin for pics of pet coke operations
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 03:47:46 PM »
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Interesting.  Thanks guys.  So it looks like I could either do the simple route and run a couple of front end loaders, or I could do a full conveyor to a couple of holding silos with a flood loader.  Have to look ane see what's available to duplictae these.

Other pics welcome!
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Re: I'm lookin for pics of pet coke operations
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Re: I'm lookin for pics of pet coke operations
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 04:56:45 PM »
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Philip H.
Chief Everything Officer
Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B