The April issue provides a regional report on East Asia and includes features on Maintenance & Asset Management, Dragline Mining and Dust Control, as well as the Coal Preparation Buyers Guide 2016 and a Supplier’s Round-up Special.
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Industry View: To Swing Or Not To Swing
Stephen Doyle, BtuBaron LLC, USA.
Asia Won’t Abandon Coal
While the coal industry faces difficulties, Anthony Fensom reports on reasons for optimism in the East Asian coal market.
Saving Energy: The Lubrication Factor
John Sander, Lubrication Engineers Inc., discusses frequently overlooked ways in which lubricants can be used to help lower energy consumption.
Andrew Timmerman and Paul Harrison, Martin Engineering, USA, describe new technology, which generates electrical power from conveyor belt energy.
Denis Kent, Mine Site Technology, Australia, details leveraging communication and asset tracking and how it helps to better manage processes underground.
Greg Bierie, ASGCO, USA, introduces improvements to belt conveyors that use the company’s principal of safety by design to achieve lower total cost of ownership.
Steps To Success
L. D. Spence, Richwood, USA, illustrates how focusing on proper load zone design is the key to successful material and dust containment.
The Fall And Rise Of Draglines
Neil Tyson, Deswik, Australia, details ways to improve dragline engineering and in turn improve planning cycle time and mitigate complex risks.
Coal Preparation Buyers Guide 2016
World Coal presents it annual Coal Preparation Buyers Guide, profiling the major coal handling and preparation OEMs.
Suppliers Round-Up Special: Staying Ahead
World Coal explores what a major supplier of crushing equipment to the coal industry is doing to drive growth initiatives and serve growing worldwide markets.