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For the long term preservation of efficient iron and steel production in western Europe, a cheap way of producing coke, which is also less of a strain on resources and the environment, must be found. The aim of this research project was to define the inhomogeneity of damp oven charges with respect to the distribution of coke density, size of granules and water content, in a cold model chamber with the same dimensions as a modern coke furnance (the so-called "new design"), as well as the development and testing of new loading plants which guarantee as homogeneous a coke furnace supply as possible, without levelling equipment. This would contribute to the improvement of the environment and of work safety. In addition, the distribution of the static pressure of the damp and pre-heated coal introduced on the chamber walls was determined, in order to obtain figures for the operational stress of the coke furnace. Furthermore, the vertical coke density distribution parallel to the chamber walls was examined, and also the question of how to insert monitoring devices in oven charges.

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Authors: HABERMEHL D, DMD Gesellschaft für Forschung und Prüfung mbH, Bochum (DE);WEIDENFELLER H W, DMD Gesellschaft für Forschung und Prüfung mbH, Bochum (DE);ROHDE W, DMD Gesellschaft für Forschung und Prüfung mbH, Bochum (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13551 DE (1991) 54 pp., FS, ECU 6.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2989-9
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