Coal-fired Power Articles

  • AMETEK Land - World Coal - Beat the Heat

    Between the time a piece of coal is dug out of the ground and is burned in a power plant boiler, it has been through many stages of transportation and storage. One of the advantages of coal as a fuel for power generation is the ability to store substantial quantities on site. This provides a strategic buffer of at least one month's fuel supply, which can be valuable if there is a short- or ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Cenospheres - Case Study

    The problem: A cenosphere is a lightweight, inert, hollow sphere made largely of silica and alumina and filled with air or inert gas, typically produced as a byproduct of coal combustion at thermal power plants. On average 0.5% of the fly ash generated in a coal fired power station boiler are Cenospheres. When fly ash is wet discharged in to ash ponds/lagoons cenospheres float on ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Newbuild Power Station in Karlsruhe - Case Study

    EnBW is one of the biggest German energy suppliers. A major new build bituminous coal fired power plant construction project is the new boiler number 8 of the Rheinhafen Dampfkraftwerk (RDK) in Karlsruhe. The new boiler will have a capacity of 912 MWel with a heating capacity of 220 MWth. The unit will be erected beside the existing units RDK4s and RDK7 and have a net efficiency of > 46% ...

  • FGD Recycle Pipe & Header - Case Study

    Project: FGD RECYCLE PIPE & HEADER Client: A U.S. coal-fired power plant General Scope: 76” diameter recycle pipe system Engineering/Procurement: Advatech LLC. Resin & Laminate Construction: Hetron 922 vinyl ester was selected for the service. All pipe had an interior ...


    By Fibrex Corporation

  • FGD Spray Headers - Case Study

    Project: FGD SPRAY HEADERS Client: U.S. coal-fired power plants General Scope: A total of fifteen spray headers for three identical absorbers and six spray headers for a larger absorber. Engineering/Procurement: Babcock Power Environmental Inc. Resin & Laminate Construction: Hetron 922 vinyl ...


    By Fibrex Corporation

  • U.S. Operating Services, Scrubgrass Generating Station - coal fired power plant-case study

    Customer: U.S. Operating Services, Scrubgrass Generating Station. Contact: Philip Jones, Plant Engineer. Type of Facility: Coal fired power plant The Scrubgrass Generating Station owns and operates a Crisafulli FLUMP system. The FLUMP was manufactured with an abrasion resistant hardened carbon steel Crisafulli J-series slurry ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Where does Canada Rank on Coal Phase Out Actions?

    The first ever assessment on progress towards ending reliance on coal power across the G7 ranks the U.S.A as leading a clear move away from coal evident across all G7 members with one exception. Japan is ranked last in seventh place, standing in isolation, with over 27GW of additional coal power capacity planned. Canada is ranked #4 in the E3G G7 coal phase out scorecard. Coal use in power ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Over 170 Non-State Actors Have 80-100% Climate Commitments

    A report by CDP and The Climate Group reveals that over 170 major companies, states, regions, and cities around the world have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-100%, or procuring 100% of their power from renewable sources. ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • How old will you be when the oil runs out?

    Think environmental change happens too slowly to matter to your lifetime? “Your Life on Earth,” an intriguing  interactive developed by the BBC, just might get you thinking otherwise. Enter your birth date, gender and height, and up pops a personalized infographic showing how much you and the world around ...


    By Ensia

  • Difficult Complex Decisions For Coal-fired Power Plant Operators

    Changing fuel prices, government regulations and technology all combine to make decision making difficult for operators and developers of coal-fired power generation facilities around the world. Power plant designers in developing countries face new local environmental regulations plus additional requirements stipulated by lenders such as the World Bank. In the developed world, the regulations ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Business-as-unusual outlook for oil in the medium term

    There is a curious twist to the many messages emerging from the International Energy Agency (IEA) annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released today. On the one hand, says the Agency, it will be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cleaning of Dukki (Baluchistan) coal by oil agglomeration process

    Cleaning of coal fines by oil agglomeration is an efficient technique by which an appreciable recovery of combustible matter and significant reduction in ash forming minerals are possible. In this study, oil agglomeration process has been employed to clean indigenous coal under the influence of parameters such as oil type, particle size and the pH value of aqueous medium. As agglomerant, castor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Introducing GPS in fleet management of a mine: impact on hauling cycle time and hauling capacity

    Economics have significantly changed the way people think about work processes in several sectors, especially the mining industry. Mining companies search for suitable technologies to improve key operational areas, as operating processes efficiency is important to production economics. Many prior research studies indicate that hauling cost accounts for more than 50% of the total operational cost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewables expert hits out at electricity supply subsidies for fossil generators

    One of the UK’s leading renewable energy specialists has accused the Government of “gross hypocrisy” over the electricity supply auctions that began this week - less than seven days after the UK signed up to the landmark Lima Accord designed to cut carbon emissions. The controversial auction - which will see up to £1.8 billion in subsidies given to obsolete ...


    By UrbanWind

  • Power station planned outages - Case Study

    Luminant is a Texas-based electric utility. Luminant's operations include electricity generation and wholesaling, mining, construction, and development. Luminant wished to find a method that would optimize the maintenance and upgrade schedule for its fleet of coal-fired power units to maximize its ability to meet its delivery obligations and its ability to benefit from high seasonal spot ...


    By Vose Software

  • China may be ready to kick coal habit

    There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit. China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Coal, the most polluting of all energy sources, has powered the growth of China’s flyaway economy. But as incomes have risen, so has pollution. The country is ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Tips for turning a coal fired boiler to gas fired boilers

    Smog has been a heated topic among the word. Therefore , gas fired boiler substitute for coal fired boiler become a trend to protect the environment.Since the boiler is a large thermal equipment ,it is requires attention to security incidents in the transformation .Here are some tip from ZG about turning a coal fired boiler to gas fired boiler. First , when turning a coal fired boiler to gas ...

  • Exergoeconomic analysis of a Kalina cycle coupled coal–fired steam power plant

    This paper presents exergoeconomic analysis of a Kalina cycle coupled coal–fired steam power plant using specific exergy costing (SPECO) methodology. Cost–balance and auxiliary equations are developed and solved. The results indicate that in the topping cycle, the boiler and the turbine contribute maximum to the formation of product cost. High value of exergoeconomic factor for the boiler ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 30MW Queensland LNG Power Project - Case Study

    Clarke Energy has signed a deal with Australia Pacific LNG to provide a 30MW temporary power plant to their coal seam gas processing plant in Queensland. Clarke Energy to provide 30 MW temporary power station to support operation of Reedy Creek coal seam gas processing facilities ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 5 Big Energy Stories of 2013

    The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months. Amid these developments, however, there are signs that some businesses, consumers, and governments are moving toward a growing understanding of the risks of climate change. ...

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