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High-quality coke and environmentally friendly energy: The heat-recovery technology offers an up-to-date alternative if coke oven gas

and by-products from the coke production are not required. The incineration of the gases within the coke battery produces a substantial amount of heat, which is used to generate steam or electricity about 8 MW electrical energy per 100,000 tons coke. A procedure that saves resources, emissions and costs. Compacted charged coke from heat-recovery plants is of high quality. Furthermore, a higher oven throughput is achieved, which increases the economy of the heat-recovery-procedure even more: The same amount of coke can be manufactured with 80% of ovens a saving of facilities and operating costs by 20%. Due to the special design of oven operating machines and an optimized layout, there is only an insignificant difference in the space requirements between heat-recovery-plants and by-product-coking plants STAMP CHARGING higher density, optimized coke quality During the stamp charging process the coal is compacted outside the coke oven, into a single briquette (coal cake), having almost the same dimensions as the oven chamber. This coal cake reaches a density of more than 1.1 t/m (on wet coal basis with 10% water) about 30% more than with the loose coal-charge during conventional top charging systems Economic, reliable and fully automatic In coking plants with horizontal oven-type furnaces, the stamp charging technology has been implemented successfully for more than a hundred years. Through consequent development of process and technology, coal cake with a length of 20 m, a height of 6 m, a width of 0.5 m and a weight of more than 50 tons can be manufactured with a high mechanical stability. Production of the coal cake and feeding of the ovens is fully automatic. To realise this, combined stamp-charging-pushing machines (SCP-machines) are available, but also single components, such as for example, combined charging/pushing machines with stationary stamping equipment or separate machines and stamping facilities. These single units are simpler from a technical design, and besides a lower weight, the investment- and operating costs are also less.