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Title: Blast Furnace Granulated Coal Injection

Production levels on each furnace exceeded 7000 NTHM/day during July. The combined production of 14,326 was a result of lower coke rates and below average delay rates on both furnaces, The combined production was at its highest level since September 1997. In August, the combined productivity declined to less than 13,500 NTHM/day. Although D furnace maintained a production rate in excess of 7000 NTHM/day, C furnace was lower because of a castfloor breakout and subsequent five day repair from August 26-30. Despite the lower productivity in August, injected coal and furnace coke rates were very good during the month. During September, the operation was difficult as a result of higher delays on both furnaces. The combined average monthly delay rate was considerably above the twenty-month average of 113 minutes per day and the combined average monthly production was less than 14,000 NTHM/day. Higher furnace coke rates at lower coal injection levels also contributed to the decrease. Additionally, the coke rate on both furnaces was increased substantially and the injected coal rate was decreased in preparation for the high volatile Colorado coal trial that started on September 28. The furnace process results for this quarter are shown in Tables 1A andmore » 1B. In addition, the last twelve months of injected coal and coke rates for each furnace are shown in Figures 1 and 2.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
3801
Report Number(s):
DE-FC21-91MC27362-36
TRN: AH200113%%156
DOE Contract Number:
FC21-91MC27362
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Sep 1998
Research Org:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US); Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; BLAST FURNACES; COAL; COKE; COLORADO; FURNACES; PRODUCTION; PRODUCTIVITY; REPAIR