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Combustion

UK, 1952 (MIFF 1954, Science and Man)

Director: S. G. Ferguson

A discussion of various types of coal fuel followed by a detailed description of the construction and operation of a furnace using pulverised fuel. Lists the advantages of pulverized fuel firing and illustrates methods of using such fuel in large modern boilers.

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