Brancepeth Coking Plant

  • Description

    "The plant consists of 59 Woodall-Duckham regenerative silica ovens built in 1937 on the site of a battery of waste heat ovens. It has a capacity of 360,000 tons per annum (1,000 tons per day) when operating at 21½ hours coking time. Washed coal supplied from the adjacent Brancepeth Washery, the coal being obtained from Brancepeth, Waterhouses and Langley Park Collieries. Crushed coke breeze is added to the coal. Since April 1964, the coking time has been extended to 28 hours and the large coke sold entirely for foundry use.... "
  • Owner

    Durham Mining Museum
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 9 months ago
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