All Blog Posts about ‘Coal’

Ensuring Efficient Handling of Coal & Coke Products

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coal, coke, and pet coke materials are subject to handling in numerous settings, from mine sites to power generation facilities, paper mills, oil refineries, steel and aluminum producing facilities, and more. Combined with the many types, forms, and sizes that these materials can come in, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coal Fines to Coal Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows coal fines (left) and coal pellets (right). The sample was agglomerated in FEECO’s state-of-the-art Innovation Center. The Innovation Center allows customers to test their material at batch and pilot scale, in order to establish the equipment setup and parameters necessary to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is it Beneficial to Agglomerate Coal Dust?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Coal agglomerates

Dust is an extremely prevalent issue when working with coal, and it presents many problems during processing, handling, and transportation. In addition, coal dust:       Can be a health and safety hazard Results in product lost as dust Is difficult to transport and handle Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coal Fines

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Coal Fines

Our photo this week is a sample of coal fines. Coal is a reliable energy source used around the world, but its dusty form is less than desirable to process and transport. Low rank coals are especially problematic, as they generate large amounts of dust, Continue reading →

 

Coal Dust Remediation

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Coal Pellets

Coal, a combustible, sedimentary rock, has been used for centuries as a reliable energy source. Today, coal provides 30% of global energy demand, and in 2013, coal production reached record highs; it’s no secret that coal is the backbone of our energy grid, providing the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquetting Lignite Coal (“Brown Coal”)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Lignite Coal Briquetter (aka "brown coal")

This week’s photo is of a lignite coal (also commonly called “Brown Coal”) briquetting machine for a customer in Europe. Briquetting is a process used to enlarge particles such as dusts and powder. The granules are formed using extreme pressure via a double roll press. Continue reading →

 

Types of Coal Mining

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

When it comes to mining coal, there are two processes by which coal can be removed from the ground: surface mining, or underground mining. In Australia, the majority of coal mining is done via the opencast method, although often the method of choice is dependent Continue reading →

 

FEECO’s Pin Mixer is Ideal for De-dusting Coal

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Not only is coal Australia’s main source for power, but it is also a major export. But with loads of coal, comes loads of dust, and dangerous dust at that. Coal dust is an inevitable by-product in the coal industry. Floating coal dust is highly Continue reading →

 

From Peat to Anthracite: Different Types of Coal

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

agglomerated coal fines

Though we might not think about it on a daily basis, coal is a big part of our every day lives, from flipping on a light switch, to heating up the oven for dinner. Coal powers a majority of our electricity here in Australia, and Continue reading →