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METHODS OF COMPUTING FOR FURNACES 83
that is, a cubic meter of solid coal will weigh about 1200 k<r;
a cubic meter of coal in small pieces will weigh about 700 kg.
It follows that the volume of the spaces filled with air will be
^200 _ 700
equal to J9QQ~ ^ 0 m3 42 and that the total cross-sectional
area of these interstices will be equal to 0 in2 42 per square meter.
As the total area of the grate is 1 m2 80; the area of the air spaces
0.4X2X1. 80 = 0 m2 750
and the velocity of the air passing through them will be
y3 = ' = 0 m 68 per second,
from which A3 = 0 m 0235 W and 83 = 1.29X0.0235 = 0 mm 03 of
water; and as the velocity is lost three times, once for each layer
of the fuel bed :
$3 = 0.03X3 = 0 mm 09 of water column. (2>
The velocity of the gaseous products of combustion above the
fuel bed may be determined in the following manner:
y4 = ' = 1 m 54 per second,
L n iir i * 0.115X1.326(3) A Aor7r r
A4~0 m 115 and 54 = - P-T^ - = 0 mm °275 of water.
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The velocity of the hot gases over the bridge wall
= 3 m
(1) Refer to Appendix III for heads required for various velocities.
(2) Note by English translator. The foregoing is not exactly correct, but it
illustrates the method to be followed. The lower layer of the fuel bed will be
composed mostly of ashes and a small amount of burning fuel. The second
layer will be burning fuel and the third layer will be composed of burning coal
and partially burning or fresh fuel. Another factor that has not been con-
sidered above is the increase in temperature of the air and its change into the
gases of combustion. A considerable volumetric expansion will result in
increased resistance to the passage of the air.
(3) This is the weight of 1 cubic meter of the products of combustion.