Design and review of Millmerran coal handling plant

Kleynhans, Claudius Justus (2007) Design and review of Millmerran coal handling plant. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Millmerran Power Company generates 850 MW (mega watt) and produces electricity to about 1.1 million houses in the south-east Queensland. The Power Station consists of two generating units. The Coal plant at Millmerran Power Station has been experiencing
difficulties with the transfer of wet coal in the plant. These problems have led to a reduction in the availability of coal plant and blockages in the silos. This blockage caused by wet coal has led to a considerable amount of unit trips.

The identification and reduction of problems with wet coal is vastly advantageous as it would result in a reduction in the number of unit trips. Therefore Millmerran Power Station which operates as a private investor would benefit significantly from this improvement.

A detailed review of the coal handling plant, conveyors and chutes was carried out. The solution was to connect the Reclaim conveyor to the Stacker conveyor system through a Reblending conveyor system. By using this method the coal can be stacked in the emergency area until it is dry enough for handling.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2008 05:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: coal; coal handling; Millmerran; Queensland; electricity; conveyor
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401703 Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401905 Mining engineering

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