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Report - Monckton Coke Works, Royston - January 2015

tablets

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Coke has been made on the Monckton site at Royston near Barnsley in South Yorkshire for over 130 years.

Monckton was the only independent coke production plant in the UK, and is ranked as one of Europe’s leading producers of high-quality metallurgical coke.

Monckton produced some 200,000 tonnes of coke per year; coke destined for use in glass, detergents and steel manufacturing; and coke used for home heating.

To produce coke, we bake coal in high-temperature ovens in the absence of air for about 20 hours. During the baking process, by-products such as benzole, tar and ammoniacal liquor are removed, leaving a coke with a high carbon content.

(Typical chemical composition: +86% Carbon, -6% Ash, -2% Volatile Matter, -12% Moisture, -2% Sulphur)

Many of the by-products that come from coke making at Monckton are recycled and sold.

Most importantly, the gas from Monckton coke ovens is used in a combined heat and power plant that can generate up to 11 megawatts of electricity. Not only does this supply all the electricity needed on-site, we actually sell our surplus electricity to the national grid – enough to provide power for more than 1,000 homes.

Visited with aem on a clear night with full moon. Not that we needed it, place was lit up like Christmas...
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Thanks for looking :)
 

catbalou

off the wall
Regular User
#5
Re: Monckton Coke Works, Royston, January 2015

looks lovely at night all lit up and fantastic photos there. The place is certainly getting a bashing of late!
 

Boomstick84

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#11
Of all the reports this place has produced recently this one definitely stands apart.

As above really, definitely looks much more spectacular at night. Beautifully shot! :thumb
 

tablets

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#12
Definitely the best looking report from this place. Looks great at night.
Of all the reports this place has produced recently this one definitely stands apart.

As above really, definitely looks much more spectacular at night. Beautifully shot! :thumb
Thanks both of you!

When I first hear of this the first thing that popped into my head was a night shoot. Wasn't even expecting it to be quite as lit up. Turned out to be a double edged sword though. Ruined quite a few shots with lens flare. Wish I had shot with the 50mm, buy hey ho. :thumb