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Industrywide studies report: trip report, Westinghouse Coal Gasification PDU, Madison, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Young RJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 59-12, 1976 Dec; :1-125
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00181816
Abstract
An on site visit was made to a 15 ton/day process developing unit (PDU) which produces a hot, low Btu fuel gas for power generation using a combined cycle power generating facility. At the facility coal and dolomite were crushed, sized, and dried prior to being fed to the gasification system. Hot fuel gases were cleaned of particulates and combusted with air; the gases were expanded through a gas turbine to produce electricity. Exhaust gases from the turbine generate steam in a heat recovery steam generator. The following attachments were included to define the safety and health program in place at this facility: emergency plan, safety procedures, safety training procedures, operating procedure for a nuclear radiation gauge, noise survey, utilities building, coal tar health hazards, monitoring of air quality, protective clothing, and radiation work permit. The author concludes that the industrial hygiene characterization program for coal gasification should be conducted at the pilot facility level, if possible.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-3; Electric-power-generation; Power-generation; Fuels
Publication Date
19761210
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-109219
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
IWS-59-12
NIOSH Division
DFSCI
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; PA
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