Coal Handling Overview, Part 2

SKU: CHCHO20CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Coal handlers work with a variety of equipment designed to help them perform the job of keeping a plant supplied with coal. This equipment, known collectively as the coal handling system, provides an efficient way of carrying out basic coal handling operations. These operations include receiving, transporting, storing, and preparing coal. Coal handling systems can also be designed to perform other functions such as weighing coal, taking coal samples, and controlling coal dust. In addition, coal handlers may be involved in removing the ash produced when coal is burned. It is important for coal handlers to be familiar with the various types of coal handling equipment and with the jobs that they need to perform to keep a coal handling system operating safely and efficiently. This training program explains how coal handling systems generally operate. It also describes equipment that carries out some of the major operations and support functions involved in coal handling.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Coal Preparation and Indoor Storage
  • Explain how breakers and crushers are used to prepare coal.
  • Describe how magnetic separators remove tramp iron from coal.
  • Explain how trippers are used to fill bunkers or silos with coal.
  • Weighing, Sampling, and Dust Control
  • Give two reasons why coal should be weighed, and describe three types of scales used to weigh coal.
  • Explain why coal samples should be taken and explain what a representative sample is.
  • Explain why coal dust must be controlled, and briefly describe four ways to control it.
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