IN-TRANSIT WIND EROSION LOSSES OF COAL AND METHOD OF CONTROL

The loss of coal and ores from open-top rail cars while in transit has been of concern for many years. Laboratory data and field tests indicate that substantial losses of valuable coal can be caused by wind erosion. Wind tunnel tests show the effects of wind velocity and particle sizing on the amount of coal lost while in transit. Different coals were evaluated to determine the variables associated with wind erosion. The erosion losses can be substantially reduced by using a binder, or crusting agent, to consolidate the surfaces of the coal into a solid mass which resists erosion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Nimerick, K H
    • Laflin, G P
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1236
  • Serial:
    • Mining Engineering
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM