Monday, September 21, 2009

Batu Arang's Brick Kiln Factory Chimney

Batu Arang was once a coal main mining town in Selangor, Malaysia.
Apart from coal, Batu Arang was also known for its bricks and pottery manufacturing
which utilizes the abundant supply of coal as a source of fuel.
Today it no longer supplies coal and holds no significant role.
There are presently 5 chimneys of various height up of to 20m still standing.
The site have been abandoned for quite some time and some of the chimneys
are on a verge of colapsing, besides being infested with snakes,mosquitos
and planks with nails and some hidden underground smoke tunnel
so please pay your visit here in jeans,long sleeves and shoes
to be on the safe side.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Arang

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PLANT AND ACTIVITIES AT BATU ARANG AS A GUIDE TO VISITORS

Malayan Collieries

Malayan Collieries 2

Malayan Collieries 3

Malayan Collieries 4

Malayan Collieries 5

Chimney no:1
















Chimney no:2









Chimney no:3







Chimney no:4





Chimney no:5




3 small roof chimney





Inside kiln no:1



My son Leon, always like to follow me



Downdraught Kiln
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'Firing by Downdraught Kiln The downdraught kiln was far more efficient than the Scotch or Suffolk. Firing was much easier to control. They were often circular in structure with about eight fire holes.
Inside the fireholes were baffles or 'bag' of firebricks. It had a domed roof and a perforated floor under which ran a flue leading to the chimney stack. The circular or 'beehive' kiln had a capacity of about 12,000 green bricks. Coal was lit inside the firehole grates and hot gases were directed upward from the baffles and then downwards from the underside of the dome and through the stacked bricks by the draught from the chimney. Altogether it took fourteen days or so to operate, with two days for loading or setting, three days for 'curing', two days for heating to full temperature, one day at full heat, then another three or four days to cool down and a further day to unload '




Fireplace



Inside kiln no:2







The end products










Underground smoke tunnel




leftover pillars of the factory









Brick factory enterance,beware of snakes.





View Batu Arang Brick Kiln Chimneys in a larger map


Batu Arang small town




Town field



mosque



Mukah's Sago Factory Chimney




View Mukah's Sago Factory Chimney in a larger map















Mukah's Sago Factory Chimney is a 20 meters high brick structure situated by the side of the Batang Mukah's river banks
in the fast developing town of Mukah,
from my observation i think this is one of the last surviving remnant
of the colonial days here.
Surviving row of Wooden shop
Unique steel bridge
This shrimp(udang Galah)is one of the mascot of the town
Sago logs awaiting to be process
Clock tower
Old airport will soon be replace by a larger one.
At present only serve by twin otter.
Lamin Dana, melanau's homestay house at Kg, Tellian Tengah
Old town of Balingian
Mukah Coal Power Plant


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