Welsh Steam Coal

The original model engineering solid fuel is available in New Zealand and Australia. Mined in the famous coal fields of Wales. Graded, pre-packed and ready for use in your locomotive, traction engine or steam truck. Nothing else can match the incredible energy output of this natural resource. 

  • High Heat Output - 14,400 BTU per lbs 
  • High Carbon Content - 85%
  • Low Sulphur Content 0.65 - 0.80%
  • Volitile Matter - between 8 to 18%

Smokeless and environmentally friendly to you and your passengers !

Available in managable 20 kilogram pre-packed bags. Sizes available : Grains (5 x 15mm) - Beans (10 x 22mm) - Small Nuts (22 x 45mm - Large nuts (50 x 69mm)

You won't believe it until you have tried it. You'll never look back once you have ! We can guarantee it !! 

Anthracite Coal VS Bituminous Coal

Coal5 3Anthracite Coal is more normally known as "hard coal". Anthracite coal is a highly-carbonated fossil fuel that will generate the highest heat of all the fossil fuels available, and the low sulfur content in Anthracite makes it an extremely clean-burning fuel. New technology and engineering design changes to burners have made it even easier to use. Anthracite coal produces virtually no smoke or particulate emissions which is a major problem with cord wood and pellet burning stoves. In addition, it leaves no residual creosote build-up in your chimney, a potential fire hazard common in cord wood & pellet burning stoves.

Bituminous Coal, also referred to as "soft coal". Over the last century, this was the chosen fossil fuel for burning due to its lower cost and it was more readily available. Not as clean burning, it allows more contaminants in the air and is not as environmentally friendly as Anthracite coal. Now the burning of Bituminous coal, including filtering the air and any residue emitted, have made it more costly for industry such as electric plants to continue this process, prompting a switch to alternative fuels. It is the price we have to pay for creating and maintaining a cleaner environment.

Key Attributes of Using Anthracite Coal

  1. It's currently the most abundant and economical fossil fuel available onthe earth.
  2. It burns at the highest level of BTUs of all fossil fuels, 25 million BTUs of heat per ton.
  3. It's very low in sulfur and volatile content compared to other competing fuels.
  4. It's primarily mined on the surface, retrieving coal that was abandoned from deep mines undrgraound by drag-line shovels, better known as strip mining.
  5. All Strip Mining Land is reclaimed and filled, and regulated by the government.
  6. Environmentally Sound, Anthracite coal is a full-cycle resource. Burn it for heat, use the ashes for acetic landfill and crop fertilizers.
  7. Safety - It is the safest fuel to use, maintain & burn, using low maintenance and self-serviceable burners. There are no concerns of chimney fires, leaking fuels or gases and is safely stored for extended periods.

Anthracite Coal burns HOTTER than other fossil fuelsCoal3 2

All resources that are burned as fuels or used to generate heat are measured by the British Thermal Unit, also known as BTUs. They are compared to each other by the amount of energy required to generate 1,000,000 units of heat. Anthracite coal is the hottest burning fuel in comparison to the most common ones in use.

  • It takes one ton of Anthracite Coal to produce 25,000,000 BTU's of heat
  • Anthracite Coal/ One long ton 2,200 lbs = 25,000,000 BTU's of heat
  • Natural Gas produces 1,021,000 BTU's per 1000 Cubic Feet
  • Petroleum Fuel oil produces 5,871,390 BTU's per barrel / 42 gallons

Environmentally cleaner than other fossil fuels

Due to its low sulfur content, Anthracite coal produces virtually no smoke or particulate emissions. This is a major problem with cord wood and pellet burning stoves. Modern day Anthracite coal burning stoves and furnaces are engineered to burn cleaner and can be used in areas of the country where wood stoves are restricted due to air pollution and forest fire risk from flaming embers from chimneys.

New Technologies and Engineering designs has made it easier to use

The days of inefficient burning stoves and shoveling coal are part of the past. The newly engineered changes in furnace design, from automatic temperature control and feed systems to ash removal, has eliminated the constant monitoring of your coal heating system. An average stove that has been filled with 35 - 50 pounds of Anthracite coal will heat evenly without tending for over 36 hours! Technology has improved simple yet important things, such as heating our homes easily and efficiently.

It's "SAFER" than traditional wood & pellet burning stoves, including oil & gas

Wood and pellet stoves require constant monitoring, especially if they are used for more than just supplemental heating. The danger of creosote fires only gets worse the longer you neglect to do proper maintenance on your chimney or vent system. Loss of the pilot light & subsequent gas leaks are common and dangerous, and oil leakage is hazardous to your home and the environment. Now - compare that to the other form of supplemental heating that is virtually risk free... Anthracite Coal.

It's more economical than other alternative fuel sources

Whether you're heating your home, business, hospital, fire station or a green house, you will save thousands of dollars per year by choosing Anthracite coal for your next heating investmant. It's also less expensive to install and service compare to other forms of heating. An Anthracite coal burning stove or furnace is considerably more cost efficient than Cord Wood, Pellets, Gas, Kerosene, Propane, and Oil as an alternative fuel source.

How does Anthracite Coal compare to other fuel costs?

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Source: www.extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/energy/energy-use/resources/making-decisions/comparison-charts 

Every day, Anthracite coal is proving to be an economical way to heat your home or business. With it's cost-per-BTU being the lowest of the most popular fuels, installing a new or converting to an Anthracite coal fuel source is a smart way to go. Add this to the positive environmental impact Anthracite mining has on your community and you will find no better way to save money on your heating bills. At the same time, you will know you are helping to conserve other resources that are not as economical to use or in such abundant supply as Anthracite coal.

Responsible, Affordable Energy

Anthracite coal is environmentally friendly and is mined on land that is completely reclaimed and restored after mining. Forest are replenished and re-establish erosion and sedimentation controls allowing proper and natural rain flow to steams and rivers.

coal land before   coal land after

Information sources for this fact sheet include, but are not limited to: www.blaschakcoal.com and the Pennsylvania Anthracite Council 

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