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The efficient transport of coal from underground or opencast mining operations through subsequent processing and delivery to the customer is of vital importance to producer and consumer alike. Blockages of chutes, transfer points, hoppers and railway wagon discharge systems can be costly, quite apart from the inconvenience caused to customers. When these blockages occur the coal is said to be of poor handleability. When the coal passes through the system without causing difficulties or blocking it is said to be of good handleability. It is not currently possible to predict the handleability of a particular coal source or consignment before delivery. Any assessment of handleability is perceived based on an operators experience and visual inspection of the consignment, therefore, rather than on scientific data or a specific test procedure.

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Authors: BROWN D, University of Nottingham, (GB);ATKIN B, University of Nottingham, (GB);MILES N, University of Nottingham, (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17976 EN (1998) 356pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5407-8
Record Number: 199910440 / Last updated on: 1999-03-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en