Characteristics of Coal Supplied by Eastern Thermal Producers for Use in Generating Stations

CIM Bulletin, 1965

Paul R. Terry  Combustion Engineer and Asst. Mechanical Engineer, Dominion Cool Company, Ltd ., Sydney, N.S.

This paper presents a brief picture of the quality of coal produced in Eastern Canada for use in thermal generating stations. It describes, in particular, the characteristics of coals burned in six power plants - two in New Brunswick and four in Nova Scotia. Each station is discussed in turn, and comments are made on the coals used therein with regards to origin and physical and chemical properties affecting station operation. A table of coal data shows, at a glance, the wide variation in the quality of coals received by these stations from producers in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Keywords: Ash, Boilers, Coal, Grand Lake Station., Nova Scotia, Pictou County coal, plant, sulphur, Moisture content, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Plants, Power, quality, Turbines