The electric utility industry's demand for Western coals and lignite for use in steam-electric generation increased from approximately 16 million (1,000,000) in 1968 to approximately 160 million tons in 1978, and is expected to continue to increase for the next 10 to 15 years. This rapid increase in demand and production has influenced the design of the fuel-handling facilities. Differences in fuel characteristics, methods of delivery, and the effects of Western coals and lignite are described. Problems of spontaneous combustion, fire detection and protection, and dust control are considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    American Power Conference
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, A W
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 594-600

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM