Assessment of Fly-Ash Erosion Potential of Indian Coals

  • B. Ambedkar
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Erosion is defined as a process by which material is removed from the layers of a surface impacted by a stream of abrasive particles. Fly-ash particles entrained in the flue gas from boiler furnaces in coal-fired power plants can cause serious erosive wear on steel surfaces along the flow path, thereby reducing the operational life of the mild-steel heat transfer plates that are used in the rotary regenerative heat exchangers. Moreover, in technical practice, erosion is often accompanied by a chemical attack. The variables which influence the wear process can be separated and studied independently.


Thermal Power Plant Impact Angle Erosion Test Erosive Wear Impingement Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deptartment of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology - MadrasChennaiIndia

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