What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: steamup On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:20 pm

I once toured a power station that burned coal dust in a suspended flame boiler. They used bit coal, ground it to dust and blew it into the boiler. The fire ball was maintained several feet above the base where the bottom ash fell.

The fan blades were made from 1/2" thick steel plate and had to be replaced every year due to wear from the dust.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Smokeyja wrote: I can have it shipped to me for free on a 18 wheeler or two. I have the space. But here is the deal. It's 200 tons !



That's more like 8 tractor trailers. 200 tons is going to fill more than 8 of the largest tri-axles you have ever seen and that is going to be mounded up. When those tri-axles are leaving the breaker with barley they can barely get enough on and those are the biggest boxes with side boards added.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:23 pm

Richard S. wrote:
Smokeyja wrote: I can have it shipped to me for free on a 18 wheeler or two. I have the space. But here is the deal. It's 200 tons !



That's more like 8 tractor trailers. 200 tons is going to fill more than 8 of the largest tri-axles you have ever seen and that is going to be mounded up. When those tri-axles are leaving the breaker with barley they can barely get enough on and those are the biggest boxes with side boards added.


200 ton, free and shipped free to your door :shock: might be worth designing and throwing together a homemade boiler for that ;)
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:01 pm

Well heck, the old Hot Blast and Air Blast stoves are built to burn " slack coal" ...BINGO!
If every member of this forum gets one of those stoves 200 tons wouldn't last very long. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
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Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: steamup On: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:37 am

here you go, just what you need to burn it.

steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Well stranger things have happened before but I'm going to get this stuff. All 200 tons of it.

I didn't really want to put it all at my property because 200 tons is a lot so I entered a business deal with my good neighbor and we are going to press these things . I have the metal and machines to make a press and we have extra motors and hydraulics . I burned some of this stuff tonight . It burns good once you get it to clump together. We have some cassava and gaur gum and we are trying a few briquette ideas . He has a lot of commercial land so we are shipping it out there and going to have some fun ;) .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:56 am

keep us posted as to your progress. As you make your pelletizer post photo's. You may have some customers on this board if you can make your price competitive. If nothing else your independent and have fuel for your lifetime.
blrman07
 
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Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:06 pm

I have been playing around with useing paper to hold coal fines together and it works suprisingly well, I dont know how well it would work with hard coal. I got the idea from here http://www.newdawnengineering.com/website/paper/brick/
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:32 pm

blrman07 wrote:keep us posted as to your progress. As you make your pelletizer post photo's. You may have some customers on this board if you can make your price competitive. If nothing else your independent and have fuel for your lifetime.


I will defiantly keep you guys posted with photos and what not.

We are planning on making prices competitive . We are mixing it a bit to make it a easy start fuel possibly but who knows. We have a lot of testing to do.

carlherrnstein wrote:I have been playing around with useing paper to hold coal fines together and it works suprisingly well, I dont know how well it would work with hard coal. I got the idea from here http://www.newdawnengineering.com/website/paper/brick/


It doesn't work well in my WM ill tell you that. The paper idea that is. I made some paper holders but as soon as yet burned up it dumped the sand right into the ash pan and I even had a nice bed of wood coals that I thought would hold in the sand.
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: What can you tell me about "washed" Anthracite?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:24 am

About a year ago I made some paper bricks utilizing the method you provided the link for. It was a different site but the idea was the same. I made a brick press from some scrap steel. I primarily used shredded newspaper and office paper. Glossy paper doesn't burn worth a flip. Don't include glossy paper in your paper pulp. You need to let them dry for at least a couple of weeks.

I supplemented the rice coal by placing them right on the grate on top of the burning rice coal in my Yellow Flame boiler I had. I also tried them in my FB hand fed on top of burning Buck and Pea coal. As long as you let them dry all the way through and use them to supplement your primary fuel they may be worth the time IF you have a LOT of paper. One brick will burn about 15 minutes or so. It does work but it is a lot of work and makes a fair amount of ash since your burning paper.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.