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Operating Ideas - October/November 2017


Modeling Solves Coal Flow Problems

The James H. Miller Jr. plant in Alabama is one of the top 10 largest coal-fired power plants in the United States, responsible for 46% of the power generation in Alabama. The plant converted to Powder River Basin (PRB) coal about 20 years ago to gain the environmental benefits of the coal’s low sulfur properties. The downside of PRB coal is the 12,000 tons per hour (tph) that the facility needs to consume to maintain an equivalent power output.
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