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April 2018

The April issue of World Coal features an in-depth regional report on Southeast Asia and India; technical articles detailing coal sampling and analysis, conveyor technologies, mining tyres and coal dewatering; plus, case studies highlighting coal mining safety methods.

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Going Strong
Anthony Fensom discusses the growing demand for coal in Southeast Asia and India amidst the mounting global pressure to switch to renewable energy.

Extracting Noise
Arne Berndt, SoundPLAN International LLC (USA) and SoundPLAN GmbH (Germany), looks at how technology can help the mining industry reduce excessive noise.

In Control
Brendon Cullen, RCT, Australia, discusses the introduction of remote control solutions in the mining industry, and how they have transformed the overall working environment for the better.

Get a Grip
Jennifer Choi, Cestusline, Inc., USA, notes the prevalence of hand injuries in materials handling operations at both opencast and underground mines in the USA, and details how mine owners can better hand safety by improving their data.

Making the Right Choice
Jack Evans, Hawk Measurement Systems, Australia, provides an overview of different point level devices that are used to detect and prevent blockages on coal transfer chutes at power plants.

Testing Tyre Longevity
Lionel Mathat, Michelin EarthMover, France, demonstrates how modifications to tread patterns are increasing the durability of tyres in opencast mining operations.

Under Pressure
Bob Bennett, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, Canada, explains how the company is able to maximise tyre life and performance in the face of a tyre shortage.

Money, Money, Money
Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch, USA, discusses how spending money on customising haul trucks can boost the overall productivity and profitability of mining operations.

Responding to a Reviving Market
Tom Way, Dando Drilling, Indonesia, discusses how drilling rigs evolved for the coal industry.

Bidding for Belts
Kelly Brown, BDP, USA, highlights the importance of considering factors that affect process performance when designing bid specifications for acquiring belt process equipment.

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