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Title: Lignite Fuel Enhancement

Abstract

This 7th quarterly Technical Progress Report for the Lignite Fuel Enhancement Project summarizes activities from January 1st through March 31st of 2006. It also summarizes the subsequent purchasing activity, dryer/process construction, and testing. The Design Team began conferencing again as construction completed and the testing program began. Primary focus this quarter was construction/installation completion. Phase 1 extension recommendation, and subsequent new project estimate, Forms 424 and 4600 were accepted by DOE headquarters. DOE will complete the application and amended contract. All major mechanical equipment was run, checked out, and tested this quarter. All water, air, and coal flow loops were run and tested. The system was run on January 30th, shut down to adjust equipment timing in the control system on the 31st, and run to 75 ton//hour on February 1st. It ran for seven to eight hours per day until March 20th when ''pairs'' testing ( 24 hour running) began. ''Pairs'' involves comparative testing of unit performance with seven ''wet'' pulverizers versus six ''wet'' and one ''dry''. During the interim, more operators were brought up to speed on system operation and control was shifted to the main Unit No.2 Control Room. The system is run now from the Unitmore » control board operator and an equipment operator checks the system during regular rounds or when an alarm needs verification. The flawless start-up is unprecedented in the industry and credit should be made to the diligence and tenacity of Coal Creek maintenance/checkout staff. Great River Energy and Headwaters did not meet to discuss the Commercialization Plan this quarter. The next meeting is pending data from the drying system. Discussions with Basin Electric, Otter Tail, and Dairyland continue and confidentiality secured as we promote dryers in their stations. Lighting and fire protection were completed in January. Invoices No.12 through No.20 are completed and forwarded following preliminary review and final DOE approval of additional project costs...Phase 1 extension and overrun request was approved by DOE headquarters as previously mentioned. Charles Bullinger gave presentations at the EUCI: Clean Coal Conference in Denver and EPRI Program 75:Integrated Environmental Control and Program 66: Future Generation Options all in February. Over 50 people were in attendance at each session. EPRI has been making plans to ''sunrise'' a Dryer Interest Group in September of 2006.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Great River Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
882447
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT41763
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; COMMERCIALIZATION; CONSTRUCTION; CONTROL ROOMS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DRYING; EPRI; INTEREST GROUPS; LIGNITE; PROGRESS REPORT; PULVERIZERS; RIVERS; START-UP; STREAMS; TESTING; VELOCITY; VERIFICATION; WATER

Citation Formats

Charles Bullinger. Lignite Fuel Enhancement. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/882447.
Charles Bullinger. Lignite Fuel Enhancement. United States. doi:10.2172/882447.
Charles Bullinger. Mon . "Lignite Fuel Enhancement". United States. doi:10.2172/882447. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/882447.
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title = {Lignite Fuel Enhancement},
author = {Charles Bullinger},
abstractNote = {This 7th quarterly Technical Progress Report for the Lignite Fuel Enhancement Project summarizes activities from January 1st through March 31st of 2006. It also summarizes the subsequent purchasing activity, dryer/process construction, and testing. The Design Team began conferencing again as construction completed and the testing program began. Primary focus this quarter was construction/installation completion. Phase 1 extension recommendation, and subsequent new project estimate, Forms 424 and 4600 were accepted by DOE headquarters. DOE will complete the application and amended contract. All major mechanical equipment was run, checked out, and tested this quarter. All water, air, and coal flow loops were run and tested. The system was run on January 30th, shut down to adjust equipment timing in the control system on the 31st, and run to 75 ton//hour on February 1st. It ran for seven to eight hours per day until March 20th when ''pairs'' testing ( 24 hour running) began. ''Pairs'' involves comparative testing of unit performance with seven ''wet'' pulverizers versus six ''wet'' and one ''dry''. During the interim, more operators were brought up to speed on system operation and control was shifted to the main Unit No.2 Control Room. The system is run now from the Unit control board operator and an equipment operator checks the system during regular rounds or when an alarm needs verification. The flawless start-up is unprecedented in the industry and credit should be made to the diligence and tenacity of Coal Creek maintenance/checkout staff. Great River Energy and Headwaters did not meet to discuss the Commercialization Plan this quarter. The next meeting is pending data from the drying system. Discussions with Basin Electric, Otter Tail, and Dairyland continue and confidentiality secured as we promote dryers in their stations. Lighting and fire protection were completed in January. Invoices No.12 through No.20 are completed and forwarded following preliminary review and final DOE approval of additional project costs...Phase 1 extension and overrun request was approved by DOE headquarters as previously mentioned. Charles Bullinger gave presentations at the EUCI: Clean Coal Conference in Denver and EPRI Program 75:Integrated Environmental Control and Program 66: Future Generation Options all in February. Over 50 people were in attendance at each session. EPRI has been making plans to ''sunrise'' a Dryer Interest Group in September of 2006.},
doi = {10.2172/882447},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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