The possible role of fissure formation in the prevention of coking pressure generation

S. Hanson, K. M. Steel, C. E. Snape, J. W. Patrick

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Fissure patterns have been studied for both high-volatile, low-coking pressure coals and low-volatile, high-coking pressure coals. The high-volatile coals form an extensive pattern of interconnected fissures, which seem to form early on and extend further toward the plastic region than the low-volatile coals, which form only a few fissures that do not extend very far into the charge. It is proposed that the combination of high-fluidity and extensive fissure network present for high-volatile coals may assist in allowing continual release of volatiles throughout the coking process and play a part in preventing the generation of high gas pressures. It was also found that a higher proportion of the volatiles for the low-volatile, high-coking pressure coals is released after the coal has been converted to semi-coke, which may play a role in preventing the effective release of gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


  • Carbonisation
  • Coking Pressure
  • Fissuring
  • Metallurgical Coke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry


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