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Coal Fired Boilers

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What is Coal Fired Boiler and How It Works?

It is known to be an industrial boiler that helps in the generation of thermal energy by burning charcoal or its dust in the firebox. The coal is crushed down to get a fine powder so that it can be easily burned like a gas. Feeding rate of the boiler depends upon the specifications of the boiler and availability of air for transporting and drying coal fuel. Hot air is used to dry the crushed coal and blow out the fine powder so that it can finds usage as fuel.

Uses :

  • Offers thermal energy for producing half of the electric supply of the entire world
  • Other application that use coal fired boilers are steam locomotives and merchant ships

Cleaning and Maintenance

Below cited are the methods by using which one can easily remove the ash and clean the bottom of the furnace:

  • Dry bottom boiler
  • Slap tap (Wet Bottom Boiler)