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In the industrial sector the market share for coal is under threat from oil, gas and imported coal. In addition to relative fuel costs, factors of importance in determining the attractiveness of coal include capital costs of equipment, environmental acceptability and the general amenity value of the plant. Following a survey of various forms of coal-fired plant in the United Kingdom, a number of problems which lower the general amenity level of the plant have been identified. These include: fouling and slagging on the front wall and ignition/boiler arch of travelling and chain grate stoker-fired boilers; poor control and load following capability particularly of top feed sprinkler and small chain grate stokers; grit refire and removal from top feed sprinkler stoker-fired boiler plant; the degradation of singles coal during pneumatic transport. Work programmes aimed at reducing these problems have been devised and initiated and are described in this report.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17375 EN (1997) 150pp., FS, ECU 25.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9894-1
Record Number: 199710578 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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