TamaquaMan wrote:And Keystoker tells you to "oil" coal. I mean, I spoke to them directly in the Keystoker plant which is just a few miles from Tamaqua.
We need more input on this. The engineer told me that the oil cuts down on rust problems.
That's only going to help in the hopper, and before it gets in the burn chamber.
EFM has a cleanout type mechanism that removes the fines before it goes into the pot. I believe LL also has some kind system for fines removal or an area that can get clogged up with fines. If it's oiled its going to be gunky mess after a while which might be why they suggest not using oiled coal. Don't quote me I don't think I ever heard Jerry from LL say don't use oil coal.
Stoker-mam from EFM can let you know what the deal is as far as there boilers go. I'll let him know about this thread.