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Spontaneous Combustion of Coal
Last Post 09 Jun 2012 09:35 AM by Nathaniel. 1 Replies.
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RaphaelBr
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06 Jun 2012 12:33 PM
    Hi,
    I live in Brazil and I work with a big company who stores coal in large piles (Bituminous coal) . Usually we have problems with spontaneous combustion. The seller said that we can't flood water when piles is getting fire. I want know why. I'll be grateful if you guys tell me more informations about what the major cause of spontaneous combustion of coal.

    Thanks!!
    Nathaniel
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    09 Jun 2012 09:35 AM
    Raphael:

    There are literally thousands of articles on the subject of "spontaneous combustion of coal stockpiles". Use your favorite search engine to find them.

    One such article is - http://www.saftek.net/worksafe/bull94.txt

    The issues is compounded when the coal gets wet. This is especially true with Bituminous coal since the moisture results in heating and the oxidation process.

    Niel Leon
    engineering.com
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