We had a signal that a maximum sample of 20 Operational Vortex Flash Eliminators are to be removed - then the amount of barrels damaged during removal are to be reported up the chain. One unit had a 60% failure rate.
I have always used heat, blow torch, to heat the 620/Rockset then a spanner for Vortex & F/E Removal Tool to remove said eliminators. We have removed nearly 300 Vortex Flash Eliminators, before the message from our BART, and we have had no barrel malfunctions.
There may well be another new Vortex Flash Eliminator that can be used in conjunction with the SBFS in the near future.