Handling and Storing Petroleum Coke
EPA advised the City of Chicago on pet coke storage alternatives to open-air piles. Control technology exists to reduce fugitive dust from petroleum coke storage piles. Here are some examples.The following links exit the site Exit
- Petroleum Coke Storage in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Two Monolithic Domes with a capacity of 40,000 metric tons.
- Pittsburg Marine Terminal in Pittsburg, California. Three reinforced concrete 160-foot diameter hemispherical domes which store petroleum coke produced at nearby oil refineries.
- Los Angeles Export Terminal in San Pedro, California. Two 75,000-ton capacity petroleum coke storage domes.
The purpose of this rule from California's South Coast Air Quality Management District is to reduce the emissions of airborne particulate matter from the storage, handling, and transport of coke, coal and sulfur. The rule is also meant to reduce the potential for the storage, handling and transport of these materials to violate AQMD Rules 402 – Public Nuisance and 403 – Fugitive Dust.
- Rule 1158. Storage, Handling, and Transport of Coke, Coal and Sulfur (PDF) Exit (16 pp, 56 K, About PDF) Amended July 2008