Tags: Bituminous Coal

Coal Selection

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A bituminous coal, low in ash (6 percent or less), with an ash fusion temperature of 2200°F to 2600°F and 1 1?4-inch to 3?8-inch maximum is ideal for stoker operation. Oil treatment of the coal is recommended in order to eliminate dust and add lifetime to the stoker. Generally speaking, in most sections of the …

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Firing Bituminous Coal

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Bituminous coal is a broad category encompassing many different burning characteristics and properties. Generally speaking, bituminous coals ignite and burn easily with a relatively long flame. They are also characterized by excess smoke and soot when improperly fired. The side bank method is commonly recommended for firing bituminous coal. It consists of moving the live …

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