Bulk coal delivery protocol?

Re: Bulk coal delivery protocol?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:44 pm

mattcoalburner wrote:The coal comes from the breaker and is dumped in big piles to be loaded with a loader into the hoppers, If it snows or rains the coal is getting wet before being bagged. thats one way the coal can become wet.


But that won't cause it to be dripping wet unless they are taking right from the breaker and immediately bagging it and even then the nut and the pea shouldn't be that bad.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Bulk coal delivery protocol?

PostBy: mattcoalburner On: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:00 am

Richard S. wrote:
mattcoalburner wrote:The coal comes from the breaker and is dumped in big piles to be loaded with a loader into the hoppers, If it snows or rains the coal is getting wet before being bagged. thats one way the coal can become wet.


But that won't cause it to be dripping wet unless they are taking right from the breaker and immediately bagging it and even then the nut and the pea shouldn't be that bad.


Your right, the main way it would be dripping wet is if your bagging and your behind and it snows and rains and the coal freezes prior to bagging, or like I said if the bags sit for a long period left untarped. Most bags will leave water in better than they will leave water out.
mattcoalburner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Juniata

Re: Bulk coal delivery protocol?

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:59 pm

I've once asked a coal dealer what the weight of my truck and trailer were? He said he couldn't tell me accurately because he hadn't "zeroed" his scale before I pulled on. He explained it's just the before and after load readings that matter. Your coal purchase weight is the difference. The absolute readings don't matter.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea


Re: Bulk coal delivery protocol?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:05 pm

Yanche wrote:I've once asked a coal dealer what the weight of my truck and trailer were? He said he couldn't tell me accurately because he hadn't "zeroed" his scale before I pulled on.


It's not going to affect the net which is the important number for you but you're supposed to zero it each day , you have too. I used to be the weightmaster when we had our own yard. The scale would be off as much 200 or 300 pound from one day to the next especially in the winter time with the mud and snow.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite