With belt conveyor transport routes of up to 60 kilometres under consideration the opportunities exist for moisture loss to occur during the time the soft brown coal is on the conveyor. This paper reports the result of a series of wind tunnel tests undertaken on behalf of the Electricity Trust of South Australia to predict the amount of moisture loss from a high moisture soft brown coal being considered as a fuel in South Australia. The tests showed that a passive moisture loss does occur and that a reduction of between 3% and 5% can occur over a conveyor route length of 20 to 50 kilometres.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 1986|