Present Position and Prospects of the Coal Burning Gas Turbine

CIM Bulletin, 1952


AVERY LARGE PART of the world's fuel resources are in solid form, as various grades of coal, but an increasing proportion of fuel demands on this Continent and elsewhere a re having to be met by liquid fuels. Convenience and, in many cases, cost weigh heavily in favour 0£ the liquid: fuels, and the re are many fuel burning applications where the use of ceal would be impractical, such as for automotive or air transport. By extrapolating the present trends one might conclude that, in future years in Canada and the United States, coal will be user only in a few power stations close to coal field s. If such a state of affairs should arise, it will obviously prove embarrassing to those accustomed to make their livelihood from the winning and marketing of coal, but it is perhaps not so obvious that it must also prove an embarrassment to the nation.
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