Coal Handling Overview, Part 3

SKU: CHCHO30CENDuration: 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, which includes receiving, transporting, storing, and preparing coal. Coal handling systems can also be designed to perform other functions such as weighing coal, taking coal samples, controlling coal dust, and removing ash. This course describes how coal handling systems collect and remove ash and describes the jobs coal handlers need to perform to keep a coal handling system operating efficiently.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Ash Handling
  • Identify the two types of ash produced in a boiler and explain why they must be collected and removed.
  • Name four devices used to collect fly ash and explain how they work.
  • Recall two basic types of bottom ash removal systems and describe how they generally operate.
  • The Coal Handler’s Job
  • Describe some of the ways that coal handlers can protect themselves and others on the job.
  • List several of the jobs a coal handler may perform and explain what each of these jobs entails.
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