Coal Storage system in Thermal Power Plants

By H Ramakrishna

As coal is the primary fuel for a thermal power plant, adequate emphasis needs to be given for its proper handling and storage.Coal can be storedeither in open stockpiles or in covered stockpiles. In India, conventionally coal is being stored in open stockpiles. This paper discusses the salient features, advantages and intangible benefits of the covered stockpiles as compared to open stockpiles.

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