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In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report from Ng Weng Hoong asks whether India’s ambitious coal reforms can overcome the challenges and obstacles facing the country’s energy sector.

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World Coal January 2015

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Industry View: Controlling Dust In Longwall Mining
Jim Haughey, Joy Global, US.

A Fresh Start
Ng Weng Hoong asks whether India’s ambitious coal reforms can overcome the challenges and obstacles facing the country's energy sector.

Safe And Efficient Hoisting
Oswald Deuchar and Wenqing Cui, ABB AB, Sweden, discuss mine hoist options for coal mines.

Scrubbed Clean
Prof. Thomas Novak and Dr William Chad Wedding, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, US, discuss the application of flooded-bed dust scrubbers to longwall mining systems in the US.

Breathing Easily
James Rider and Jay Colinet, NIOSH, US, detail ways to control respirable dust on longwall faces.

Step By Step
David Morrison, Jacobs Group, Australia, discusses some of the key steps and processes to consider when developing a model for shovel operation with in-pit crushing and conveying.

Digital Connections
Daniel Robertson, Siemens Industry Inc., US, describes how remote access technology can increase availability and productivity at mine sites.

Sampling In The 21st Century
As modern coal sampling systems replace older models, Chuck Dunaway, independent consultant, with Brian Putman and Keith Walker, James A. Redding Co., US, note some considerations to be taken into account when constructing or upgrading existing coal sampling systems.

Time For A Change
Surendra M. Jain, The Daniels Co., US, discusses a fine coal circuit upgrade at a coal preparation plant in Colorado.

Reviving Old Coal Mines
Andrea Ritchey, McLanahan, US, explains how the company’s rotary breakers helped revive the fortunes of coal mines in the US.

Chasing The Perfect Inspection
Gerry Lynskey, SSI Consulting LLC, US, for Mole Master Services, US, details the steps operators can take to ensure the best outcomes from inspections of coal storage facilities and equipment.

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