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The report describes the on-going British Gas development and demonstration programme for coal gasification, carried out in collaboration with Lurgi. An outline of earlier progress is given. The first phase consisted of the installation of a coal fines injection system and operational test runs with the first, nominal 300 tonnes/day slagging gasifer during 1980-4. A number of different coals were used, with and without fines injection. Fuel characteristics ranged from non-caking to strongly caking coals with swelling numbers from 0-7 and ash and moisture contents up to 21% and 28% respectively. In the next phase a nominal 500 tonnes/day slagging gasifier, operating at 24 bar pressure, was constructed and brought into commission. This work was interrupted by an explosion in the downstream cooling train and repairs and modifications were not completed until 1987. The programme was originally aimed at the production of substitute natural gas but interest has also arisen in its application for IGCC power production.

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Authors: BRITISH GAS PLC, British Gas Plc, Rivermill House, 152 Grosvenor Road, London SW1V 3JL (GB) and Patents, Licensing and Commercial Development Department, 326 High Holborn, London WC1V 7PT (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12211 EN (1989) FS, 54 pp., ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9961-2;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910925 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en