Introduction to Coke Oven Battery Operation

The course provides an overview of the operation of a typical Coke Oven Battery, and includes a description of coal management, coke manufacture, the application of the coke in both blast furnace and sinter plant operations


£100pp for Welsh businesses or employees living in Wales
£600pp for businesses or employees outside Wales

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£100 for Welsh businesses or employees living in Wales
£600pp for businesses outside of Wales

Register Now

Who should attend?

The course will suit people who work or their work relates to the Coke Ovens process.

Course Benefits
  • Gain an understanding of the coal attributes required to produce coke with the necessary physical properties and chemistry for optimum blast furnace operations.
  • Be aware of the chemical reactions involved in the transformation of coal in the carbonisation process
  • Gain an understanding of each processing stage involved in the manufacture of coke
  • Each stage of the coke manufacturing process.
  • The effect each process has on both coke quality and the economic performance of a coke oven battery facility.
Course programme
  • Coal – coal science, coalification series, coal properties and composition, testing of coal and coke
  • Coal handling, storage, blending and preparation for carbonisation
  • Detailed review of battery construction and approach to extending battery life
  • Refractories – selection, composition, quality, testing
  • The coke making process and changes in chemistry during pyrolysis
  • An overview of By-Products plant operations
  • Environmental aspects of cokemaking.
  • The role of coke in blast furnace and sinter plant operations.
  • Latest developments in coke oven battery technology

comment If you would like to discuss specific content, then we can arrange an informal discussion with the course tutor.

This is an online course so can be accessed anytime at your convenience. There is approx. 21-30 hours of course content to complete, depending on your knowledge of subject. There is a tutor who is assigned to the course who will answer any queries and hold tutorials if necessary, he is very approachable and where possible will find a convenient time that works for both of you
At the end of each section of the course there are a set of questions, they are to test your understanding and to contribute towards your final mark. At the end of the course you will be asked to submit a written assignment which will make up your final mark.
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