Green Flames

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Green Flames

PostBy: coaldigger On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:48 pm

I just got picked up 1 ton of rice from Stockton Anthracite in Hazleton, looks good very dark black shinny hard and clean with low ash. The only thing I noticed is it burns with a blue flame at idle but green at higher rates. From what I read green flames is a sign of lower quality coal is this true? Does most coal from Hazleton area do this like Jeddo or Hazleton Shaft?
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Re: Green Flames

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:54 pm

The different flame color is probably the result of a different mix/level of volitiles in the coal. e.g. sulfur, copper, etc. That said, I would let the ash pan and stove thermometer be your guide on the quality of the coal.
Rob R.
 
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Re: Green Flames

PostBy: unaslob On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:43 pm

i get my coal from stockon anthracite. i get stove coal. i notice mostly blue flames but do get very promiment white flames... not recently.. but did get some in my two previous batches.... cant wait for the green though!!!
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Re: Green Flames

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:31 pm

Martian coal?? :sick:
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