Central Heating Plant Coal Use Handbook. Volume 1: Technical Reference.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The mechanisms involved in the combustion of coal are so complex that it is often difficult for central energy plant personnel to quantify the impact of coal quality on boiler operating and maintenance costs. Since many Department of Defense DoD installations employ coal-fired central energy plants, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL was tasked with developing a Coal Use Handbook for use at DoD installations. This Handbook provides comprehensive information on how to minimize coal-fired central heat plant operations cost by improving coal quality specifications. The Handbook is tailored for military installation industrial-sized coal-fired central energy plants. Each section focuses on a different aspect of coal quality developing coal quality-based procurement specifications, measuring and monitoring coal quality throughout the coal use cycle, or identifying and solving boiler coal quality-related problems. The handbook is published in two volumes Volume 1 Technical Reference Volume 2 Coal Specifications Troubleshooting Guide. Volume 1 is designed as a reference and guide for the operations, management, and procurement personnel involved in using coal as a boiler plant fuel. Volume 2 provides logic diagrams to help diagnose and correct 490 specific boiler system problems.
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