In the April issue of World Coal, we include the 2015 edition of our annual Coal Preparation Buyers Guide, which profiles the major coal handling and preparation OEMs from around the world. We also include technical articles on fine coal recovery, coal screening and high-capacity conveyor engineering. In other areas, we look at the use of flexible conveyor trains in underground coal mines with Joy Global, discuss the return on investment for power correction systems with Ampcontrol and dig deeper into automation with ASI Inc. Our regional report focuses on the US coal industry, while CRU provide an insight into the global metallurgical coal industry in 2015.
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World Coal April 2015
Industry View: Back To School
Noddy McGeorge, SRK Consulting (SA), South Africa.
The Aging King
Ben Kutler, BMI Research, USA, discusses the prospects for the US coal industry.
Enhanced Productivity Through Flexibility
Jez Leeming and Toby Cressman, Joy Global, USA, discuss how increased safety and higher productivity can be realised with the company’s flexible conveyor trains.
Power Factor Correction
Alan Cotton, Ampcontrol, Australia, discusses the return on investment for power factor correction systems in underground coal mines.
The Road To Recovery
David Schwedel, Coalview, USA, reviews the building of fine coal recovery plants and details ways of extracting high value from commodity waste streams.
Three Keys To Success
Jonathan Rowland explores the history of TerraSource Global.
Coal Preparation Buyers Guide 2015
World Coal presents its annual Coal Preparation Buyers Guide, profiling the major coal handling and preparation OEMs.
Recovering Elusive Treasure
Dave Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, discusses advances in ultrafine coal recovery.
Dieter Uebler, Jöst GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, discusses vibration technology for coal handling.
Matching Up To Requirements
Jose Marin, Eriez, USA, outlines how high-capacity conveyors can meet customer efficiency needs.
Digging Deeper Into Automation
Dru Brown, ASI, USA, delves into the elements of automation.
Reducing Operational Downtime
Roger Simonson, One Eye Industries, Canada, explains how to extend the life of engine lube oil and engine components.
No Recovery Here
Andy Parums, CRU, UK, discusses the prospects for the metallurgical coal industry in 2015.