Re: Coal into New England

itc_725 <emfour@...>

"As I understand it the dealer would mix these in the truck (so much
of pea, so much of egg for
example) and sell that as a customized blend."

What would the purpose of this be? If the coal is basically the same
type what would the reasoning
for mixing different sizes?

I'd think that different sizes would be used based on the different
characteristics of the boiler
units burning it.
Perhaps the mixing of coal sizes was something peculiar to starting a
specific type of boiler up from cold. The smaller coal would allow
almost instant ignition and rapid rise in BTU rate. The larger coal
would then ignite and burn at a slower, steadier rate.

Just a thought,
Mike Fortney

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