The Use of the Pot Furnace for the Prediction of Stoker Performance

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Title The Use of the Pot Furnace for the Prediction of Stoker Performance
Creator Joyce, W. I.; Urquhart, W. M.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1982
Spatial Coverage presented at Newport Beach, California
Abstract Thirty years ago Babcock Power Ltd. used a pot furnace test facility to carry out fundamental/development combustion studies and to evaluate the suitability of fuels for travelling grate and spreader stoker firing. Resulting from a revived interest in stoker firing the facility has been re-established and fuel evaluation programmes are currently in progress. This type of pet furnace testing gives considerable help to boiler and stoker manufacturers in designing plants suitable for the wide range of fuel and ash properties with which they are presently confronted and in coping with environmental and legislative constraints. The paper describes how, using small quantities of test fuel, information aimed at optimising plant operation is obtained for both types of firing together with relevant performance data including combustion rates attainable, ash losses, grit carryover, air distribution and grate temperatures. The implications of such evaluations are discussed with reference to pertinent examples. To illustrate the range of the pot furnace as a development facility some projects are briefly described. An aspect of the latter to which the time/distance separation technique of the pot furnace lends itself is the study of pollutant emission and control and is seen as a high priority future activity.
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