Chapter 4

Pulverized Coal-Fired Boilers

Pulverized coal firing ensures complete combustion of coal, thus ensuring higher efficiency of steam generators. It is predominantly adopted in large coal-fired utility boilers. The finer the grinding of coal, the more efficient its combustion. The total time required from entry of a coal particle to a furnace to combustion of the particle is very short. This time, however, is dependent on various factors. The heart of a pulverized coal-fired boiler is the pulverizer, also known as the mill. Depending on speed pulverizers are classified as low-speed, medium-speed, and high-speed mills. Pulverized coal burners may be located on the front or opposed walls or in the corners of the furnace. There are two ...

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