Shot coke

Shot coke is an undesirable grade of pet coke sometimes produced from a delayed coker.

The irregular structure of shot coke makes it difficult to handle and unacceptable for any specialty coke uses (relative to the more desirable sponge coke).

Refiners try to avoid the production of shot coke by controlling the quality of the vacuum resid feed to the coker.

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