A fire broke out in the Norochcholai Thermal Power plant at about 11am today. It originated in the coal storage of the main kiln. The employees however managed to douse the fire and to prevent it from spreading to other areas of the project. A senior official of the CEB said the Power Plant was functioning as usual. (Jude Samantha)
Electric generation plant or a furnace on top of a household kitchen?
Ryan Thursday, 25 August 2011 08:58 AM
Coal is carbon, and reacts with O2 in air which is an exorthermic reaction. This takes coal to flash point and catches fire. Better store coal in a O2 free area.
Geriatrix Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:00 AM
Not again!!!.. very soon this thing is going to get burnt down!!!
citizen Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:18 AM
As far as I know this is NOT the 1st time.
truthbetold Friday, 26 August 2011 03:17 AM
And we are seriously considering nuclear power !
When the whole world is shying away from it.
If this is how we manage a simple coal power plant, just imagine the repercussions of an ill managed, sub standard nuclear power plant.
Chernobyl and Fukushima will be nothing.
People who care for this country, please speak up. Now is the time for your voices to be heard ! Or stay silent forever !
Asitha Friday, 26 August 2011 03:52 AM
This is not a big issue. They say the plant is functioning as usual.
Gunda Friday, 26 August 2011 04:55 AM
Very scientific explanation! But unfortunately the solution suggested is not practical as the very large area of storage to be made free of O2 is very very difficult. To control spreading of Coal dust from storage water is sprinkled and this will help to keep the coal cool as well. There could be shortage of water.
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