Rod Hatt - Chief Technical Officer
Coal Combustion, Inc.
114 South Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
INTRODUCTION: Rod has experience in most aspects of how coal quality impacts the operation and performance of industrial and utility coal-fired steam plants. Mr. Hatt works regularly with fuel purchasing, plant operation and engineering departments at utilities and with coal sales and mining companies. His services include training classes, expert services and computer software sales and development. Mr. Hatt has over twenty eight years of experience, fifteen as an independent coal quality specialist, seven in technical coal sales and marketing and six as a utility combustion and results engineer. Rod’s marketing and engineering experience, along with a unique blend of creative analytical and communication skills, have allowed him to understand, communicate and solve countless complex coal quality problems. He organizes and participates in a number of classes and workshops and conferences. Please visit any search engine on the web and type Rod Hatt, coal to learn more. The “Coal Quality & Combustion Work Shop” has been attended by hundreds of attendees representing dozens of companies. Mr. Hatt specializes in ash deposits and provides advanced analytical services including electron microscopy of deposits. Mr. Hatt obtained a BS degree in Chemistry from Michigan Technical University.
EXPERIENCE: Presently - Mr. Hatt works as a CTO at Coal Combustion Inc, and is available for select projects.
Mr. Hatt's clients include:
IDC Training House
Louisville Gas & Electric
Orlando Municiple Utilities
EXPERIENCE: 1994 to 2002 - Mr. Hatt operated the Fuel Utilization Services section of Commercial Testing & Engineering Co. Located in Lexington, KY. Fuel Utilization specializes in providing customers with understanding the impacts of coal quality on power plant performance and cost. Rod teaches a one-day Coal Quality and Combustion class that have been attended by hundreds of industry personnel over the last nine years.
In 1999, Mr. Hatt also took on the additional responsibility of Director of Marketing for CT&E. This position designs develops and produces company literature, web site and manages exhibits at conferences nationwide.
1986-1994 - Director Technical Services for Island Creek Coal Corporation.
Developed and implemented marketing plan for sales of low volatile coal to utilities, $450,000,000 of new sales resulted from these efforts.
Created over 8,000,000 tons per year of new sales opportunities by persuading customers to modify their specifications. This increased price realization by creating a larger customer base.
Provided leadership and direction to steam sales which resulted in over 25 test programs, which led to two major long term contracts and several short term sales.
Developed and implemented the use of coal quality impact models, that created improved markets for high quality coals.
1980-1986 - Combustion Engineer with Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
Evaluated potential fuels to predict operational effects and costs. Conducted test burns and evaluated results to confirm predictions. Solved opacity problems at six units and determined cause of deposit formation on ten occasions. Developed and taught combustion training programs to all levels.
Improved coal handling by developing wet coal monitoring procedures. Improved coal and ash sampling procedures.
Responsible for evaluation of coal and coal ash chemistry, coal sampling procedures and coal blending. Implemented microscopic techniques for determining asbestos at plant, saving over $250,000 annually by eliminating disposal of non-asbestos material as hazardous.
Responsible for boiler and precipitator performance testing, fly ash sampling and resistivity measurements.
Member of American Chemical Society (ACS), Society of Mining Engineers (SME), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
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