Guidance Notes For Coal-Burning Ships Available From Lloyd's

In view of the interest now being shown in using coal as a cheaper alternative to oil for fueling ships, Lloyd's R e g i s t e r of S h i p p i n g has produced a new booklet, "Guidance Notes for the Burning of Coal in Ships' Boilers." The Notes explain the statutory and classification aspects of using coal as a fuel at sea as a primary source of heat for the generation of steam for main and essential auxiliary services.

It has been assumed throughout that no manual handling of coal will be used, and that boiler firing will be by some form of automated grate—this being the most likely system to be adopted in the near future. However, this does not rule out other forms of firing, such as pulverized fuel, s l u r r i e s of coal/oil/water mixtures, or fluidized bed firing, and Lloyd's Register will c o n s i d er such systems if submitted for approval. For a free copy of the booklet, write to The Secretary (Ref. TSG, AGC), Lloyd's Register of Shipping, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS, England.

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