Coal Power Plant

A coal-fired power plant in England the size of to Manhattan Central Park’s side by side this machine puts out almost 4,000 megawatts of power enough to light up five million homes. This new style coal burner has found a way to process and burn an old-style fuel and it does it so efficiently it’s now among the cleanest mega coal plants in the world. Let’s see how it works tracks turns up to thirty six thousand tons of coal every day that’s 26 trainloads the trains dump the coal into giant hoppers they slow down.

But never stop every month they dumped enough coal to fill a 70,000 seat football stadium but tracks doesn’t burn chunks of rock it’s not explosive enough so it converts the cold to dust a network of conveyors sends the rock whole to these pulverizing mills each mill has 1 ton steel balls back together on a track coal drops into the mill through here. And the ring of balls crushed the rock a single pulverize makes 36 tons of coal dust in a now and tracks has 60 of them the coal dust is now an explosive fuel lit up by propane & oil burners this cold dust and air mixture burns at over 2,000 degrees Celsius.

 

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Each boiler is a mega kettled with flames five stories high 10 stores above the flames inside a network of steel tubes water transforms to high-pressure steam hot enough to melt. Let tracks is now ready to generate some serious electricity this team heads to the Turbine Hall the turbines are housed in six units each the size of a locomotive inside five steam turbines each spends a drive shaft connected to a generator when the steam hits the turbines. Its explosive pressure spins the blades at 3,000 RPM the blade tips travel at one and a half times the speed of sound pumping out a million horsepower. That’s the same as 6500 passenger cars so burn cold boil water Nate’s team and spin 300 tons of stainless steel at Mach 1.6 to create twenty-three thousand volts of electricity voltage measures. How powerfully electrons flow through a wire and Drax needs much more than twenty three thousand volts to get power to its millions of customers.

 

The Transformers that Drax take the 23 thousand volts from the turbines and step it up to 400,000 which is great for the national grid but what about this time burning coal is dirty business it belches out harmful gases. That causes smog and acid rain tracks captures ninety percent of these toxic emissions before they hit the atmosphere smoke blows into these electrostatic precipitators.

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Toxic particles cling to these metal plates like fridge magnet as the smoke passes through but that filtered smoke still contains sulfur the culprit and acid rain so before it’s sent to the smokestack it’s cleaned again  every week ten thousand tons of limestone is crushed into powder and mixed with water to form a slurry in this giant blender. When smoke is pumped through the slurry sulfur is chemically locked into it the resulting combo makes seven hundred fifty thousand tons of gypsum every year the stuff that makes drywall and plaster board thirty-six thousand tons of coal burned up in a day recovering most of its toxic emissions. This machine has always been powerful but recent innovations have turned it into one of the cleanest plants of its size in the world I propane & oil burners this cold dust and air mixture burns at over 2,000 degrees Celsius each boiler is a mega kettled with flames five stories high 10 stores above.
The flames inside a network of steel tubes water transforms to high-pressure steam hot enough to melt let tracks is now ready to generate some serious electricity the steam heads to the Turbine Hall. The turbines are housed in six units each the size of a locomotive inside five steam turbines each spends a drive shaft connected to a generator when the which is great for the national grid but what about this done burning coal is dirty business.

 

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It belches out harmful gases that cause smog and acid rain tracks captures ninety percent of these toxic emissions before they hit the atmosphere smoke blows into these electrostatic precipitators toxic particles cling to these metal plates like fridge magnet as the smoke passes through but that filtered smoke still contains sulfur the culprit and acid rain so before it’s sent to the smokestack it’s cleaned again every week ten thousand tons of limestone is cut out the coal into giant hoppers. They slow down but never stop every month they dumped enough coal to fill a 70,000 seat football state but Drax doesn’t burn chunks of rock it’s not explosive enough so it converts the cold to dust. A network of conveyors sends the rock whole to these pulverizing mills each mill has 10 1 ton steel balls back together on a track coal drops into the mill through and the ring of balls crushed the rock a single pulverize makes 36 tons of coal dust in a now.

 

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Tracks has 60 of them the coal dust is now an explosive fuel lit up this is Drax a coal-fired power plant in England the size of to Manhattan Central Park’s side by side this machine puts out almost 4,000 megawatts of power enough to light up five million homes. This new style coal burner has found a way to process and burn an old-style fuel  and it does it so efficiently it’s now among the cleanest mega coal plants in the world. Let’s see how it works tracks burns up to thirty six thousand tons of coal every day that’s 26 trainloads  the trains esteem hits the turbines its explosive pressure spins the blades at 3,000 RPM. The blade tips travel at one and a half times the speed of sound pumping out a million horsepower that’s the same as 6500 passenger cars so burn cold boil water makes team and spin 300 tons of stainless steel at Mach 1.6 to create twenty-three thousand volts of electricity voltage measures how powerfully electrons flow through a wire and Drax needs much more than twenty three thousand volts. To get power to its millions of customers the Transformers that Drax take the 23 thousand volts from the turbines and step it up to 400,000.

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