Rugeley B Power Station – Boiler House & Coal Processing

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Rugeley B Boiler House and Coal Plant

Boiler house exterior
Boiler house exterior

The boiler house at Rugeley B contained two Babcock boilers, one per generating unit. They were coal-fired, radiant boilers with superheaters and economisers. The pulverised fuel mills were also supplied by Babcock. Each unit had 7 mills, fed from the 14 coal feeders above.

Rugeley A and B, with Lea Hall Colliery in the foreground
Rugeley A and B, with Lea Hall Colliery in the foreground

Coal for the boilers was originally supplied via a conveyor directly from the neighbouring Lea Hall Colliery. The colliery closed in 1991, meaning from then on all coal needed to be delivered via rail. Rugeley had a rail-unloader, allowing hopper trains to empty their contents directly into the hoppers below. An extensive network of conveyors then transported the coal between the rail-unloader, coal store and the power station itself.

Mill and Boiler House Pictures

Pulverised Fuel Mills
Pulverised Fuel Mills

Coal Plant Images

The rail unloading facilities
The rail unloading facilities

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