The majority of power plants in Indonesia are Coal-Fired Power Plants (PLTU) which using coal as the main fuel. The coal used in the PLTU is coal that has been adjusted to the existing PLTU design. However, coal availability according to the initial design of the PLTU is running low and even almost non-existent. If the coal does not meet the PLTU design specifications is forced to be used as fuel, various problems will arise regarding to the capability and reliability of the power plant itself. Therefore, looking for coal alternatives that have similar specifications to the PLTU design is very important, to get these alternatives can be done by Blending coal from various specifications. The Blending product must be evaluated from various aspects, one of which is slagging and fouling. This research will focus on the aspects of slagging fouling resulting from the Blending of two different coals in terms of characteristics and specifications. Evaluation is carried out by taking samples and tested to make predictions based on AAS and AFT, burning in the Drop Tube Furnace (DTF), and performing SEM and XRD analysis of two coal Blending products. The results obtained are that the A and B Blending products are in an acceptable risk for direct testing on a larger scale (PLTU) or boiler simulator. However, Blending A has a greater potential for further research than Blending product B.
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The author (s) declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
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