Coal: How to get the grades right on key parameters like calorific value, ash and total moisture

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Coal trading is a very competitive landscape. While end customers buy the quality of coal based on what is compatible with their boilers and furnaces, the traders need to be vigilant in sourcing and supplying right grades. Buyers impose price discounts if the coal’s calorific value and other key parameters fall short of expected values. To secure the contracted revenue and avoid any discounts, exporters typically tend to supply higher grades than necessary. This in turn eats into their profit and erodes margins.

Price penalties are also put in place if exports exceed the specific amount of moisture in the coal. This is since the moisture adds to transportation costs. Not to mention that since exports are typically global and long distance, breach of moisture limits can pose stability issues to the ships. In the worst-case scenario, such shipments at the port could even be rejected.

In this webinar, our specialist, Rajendra Mishra, will share his ideas about how coal mining companies, traders, and end – consumers can achieve a ‘happy buyer-happy seller’ agreement. And all through a powerful online monitoring tool using the CNA Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA). This is with a common goal of improving your ultimate & proximate analysis of coal. And hence supplying the specified value of calorific value and moisture; not more, not less.


Rajendra Mishra, Product Manager for Online Process and Automation Solutions, Malvern Panalytical

Rajendra Mishra has been working with analytical and process instrumentation for over 30 years. An instrumentation Engineer by education, he joined Malvern Panalytical and has since taking various roles, moving from customer support to sales to product management. Over the course of his career, he has assisted numerous companies in finding the relevant analytical solution based on their requirements. These span from cement to coal to iron ore and many other metals and minerals. Rajendra specialises in online process and automation solutions involving elemental to near infra-red to particle size analysis. Tap on his expertise during this webinar to gain a better understanding of where and how your company can benefit from online monitoring capabilities.

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Who should attend?

- Anyone interested in obtaining online real time data

- Anyone who wants to perform their ultimate and proximate analysis of coal in real time

- Coal, power plant, shipping and import / export control, coal traders, coal consultants

- Plant managers, process managers, quality managers and lab managers, service laboratories working on coal