It is all well and good purchasing a fuel however if you do not carry out the necessary storage measures, you may end up wasting your money. After all, you want to prioritise the products quality and efficiency and one way of doing this lies within the secrets of storage. Thankfully, the team Here at Pearson Fuels have decided to lend a helping hand since we know how much time research can take up; not to mention the trial and error that occurs afterwards. Here are a few ways to store coal and firewood in the home…

Storing Coal

The act of storing coal depends upon a few factors however the most important is the amount of space that you have available. Whether this is located inside or outside, you must have the necessary room and equipment in order to support the task you want to do. For outside coal storage, you must ensure that your coal is covered and remains dry. Sometime it is wise to invest in a coal bunker that will do this for you if you know that coal will be a long term investment. On the other hand, coal can also be stored inside a wheelie bin. If you do not have the necessary space outside or you only require a small amount of coal then it can also be store inside. The best location is a basement in order to keep the coal cold and dry.

Storing Firewood

Compared to coal, firewood requires a lot of care in terms of storage since wood can rot and lead to insect infestations. The main priority when storing firewood is keeping it away from moisture since this will cause both of these problems and make your firewood less efficient when you come to burn it. If you are storing it outside it should be lifted above ground away from the soil on a concrete surface and they should be stacked instead of piled on top of one another.

There are many reasons for purchasing firewood and coal. Some people use it to heat their homes during the cold winter months whilst others put it to work in terms of business and machinery. Whatever your story, the team here at Pearson Fuels want to ensure that you are able to store your purchase correctly and as the best coal merchants around, we decided to put this blog together! For more information, speak to a member of the team today!

Here at Pearson Fuels we often discuss coal in terms of mining and it’s benefits however in order for it to reach your home, it must be transported from the mines! There are a range of different ways that the fossil fuel can make the journey and it largely depends on the budget of the coal mine and the time frame in which it has to be delivered by. Here are a few ways that coal is transported…

What is coal?

Coal is a fossil fuel that was created millions of years ago during a process known as coalification. Originally plant matter that was decomposed; years of pressure and heat lead to the rock being formed. The material is hard and combustible which means that it makes a very efficient heat source. Whilst it is a great source of fuel, it releases a harmful gas known as carbon dioxide so the use must be carefully monitored.

The Methods

The non-renewable material can be transported or shipped using a range of different methods. In fact, statistics show that 1 billion tons of coal are moved from one location to another each year! It is no wonder that several methods must be put in place.

The process of transportation begins after coal is mined and it is ready to be shipped. Trucks often carry the loads to a nearby destination. On the other hand, conveyers may be used if the distance is very short. In almost 70% of transportation however coal will be moved by rail although this is a costly method as mining companies must take into consideration the cost of shipping the coal to the suppliers.

Those who are looking for cheaper transportation methods tend to opt for a barge or a ship. The final method is a slurry pipeline which connects the actual coal mine with the power plants that the coal will be required for. Since these pipelines can cross stateliness and between countries, it is an efficient transportation method.

Coal is used for many different things and is not only purchased for use in power plants. In fact, a large majority of coal is put to use inside the home in order to provide a natural source of heat. With summer slowly fading and the autumn chill just around the corner, it’s time to contact your favourite coal merchants and stock up today!