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April 2019

The April issue of World Coal features a regional report on key developments and trends in the Indonesian and Bangladeshi coal trade, an article on the Russian coal industry, as well as features on: Longwall Equipment, Shaft Hoisting, Gears, Motors & Drives, Engines & Powertrains, Slurry & Tailings Management, Dust Control; and more!

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Indonesia And Bangladesh: A Shift To Coal
Debo Adams, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK, provides a focus on recent news, trends and developments in the Indonesian and Bangladeshi coal trade.

Russian Coal And Sustainability: Connecting Or Clashing 
The Russian coal industry has been paying particular attention to social and environmental issues. Dr.rer.sos. Natalia Markova, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, analyses the corporate social responsibility commitments of SUEK during 2013 - 2017.

Armed And Ready
Glenn Roepke, Komatsu, USA, looks at how armoured face conveyors can provide operations with extra efficiencies.

Going Geosynthetic
Melchior Briers, HUESKER Inc., USA, discusses the company’s geosynthetic solutions for underground longwall and opencast mining applications.

Getting More From Equipment Health Data
The right software turns data into insights to boost longwall performance and cut costs, explains Mark W. Sprouls on behalf of Caterpillar Global Mining, USA.

Successful Shaft Hoisting Systems
Thilo Camargo von Wissell, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG, Germany, outlines how shaft hoisting systems ensure higher efficiency in underground mining operations.

Take It From The Top 
Oswald Deuchar, ABB, Sweden, discusses current industry trends, regulations and standards for coal mine shaft hoisting, and notes key advancements made in safety and technology. 

A Perfect Fit 
Mark Zeller, SEW-EURODRIVE, Germany, describes how an efficient industrial gear unit could offer a tailored fit, while still meeting the practical demands of a coal operation.

Raising The Benchmark 
Cummins Inc. comments on how, alongside Teck, the companies were able to raise the benchmark for QSK60 haul truck engine life.

Pump And Dredge 
Alfredo Ranaldi, Dragflow, Italy, discusses the implementation of a new sedimentation pond excavation solution at a German mine, and highlights its advantages compared to more traditional excavation methods. 

A Serious Matter Of Suppressing Dust 
Lee Gailer (Australia) on behalf of RST, highlights methods of mitigating a broad range of dust control issues.

Insight Into Indonesia 
Randy Rahm, Founder and Current Executive Director of PRBCUG, USA, provides insight into how to safely manage the handling and processing of challenging Indonesian coals.

Revolutionising Dust Control 
Eric Tomicek, Australian Diversified Engineering, Australia, highlights the importance of monitoring dust emissions at mine sites, and details a number of the company’s latest technologies that have rejuvenated dust control management.

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