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January 2013

Happy New Year! World Coal kicks of 2013 with a brand new lead feature covering any aspects of conveyors, the lifeline of coal handling operations. Technical article by leading manufacturers in the industry look at improvements to conveying technology, ways to make maintenance more efficient and preserving the all-important bottom line. The January regional report turns to India, who enormous coal resources and ravenous appetite for the fuel are struggling in the face of legislation, bureaucracy and corruption. World Coal correspondent Ng Weng Hoong and political risk analyst Elizabeth Stephens of JLT Specialty explore these issues in depth. Meanwhile in this month’s Industry View editorial, Gregory Boyce of Peabody Energy explains why coal will remain important to the world’s energy needs. Finally, World Coal has gone through a slight redesign this month – we hope you like the new style and enjoy the issue.

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Industry View: Why The World Continues To Rely On Coal
Gregory H. Boyce, Peabody Energy, US.

Between 31 July – 2 August 2012, India experienced the world’s largest electricity blackout. Despite this, India’s power industry looks set to remain in crisis amid a political stand-off over coal supply issues. Ng Weng Hoong explains why.

In Need Of Reform
The combination of structural flaws and political corruption that culminated in the “coalgate” scandal typify the challenges confronting the Indian coal industry. Elizabeth Stephens, JLT Specialty Ltd, UK, provides a risk-management perspective on the future of the industry. 

A Need For Speed
Chris Schmelzer and Daniel Marshall, Martin Engineering Inc., US.

Rolling With The Punches
Axel Witt, Sandvik Mining, Germany.

The Importance Of Clean Conveyors
Aaron Gibbs and Mark Bayley, ASGCO, US.

Where The Scientist Is King
Les Williams, Dunlop Conveyor Belting, the Netherlands.

In The (Load) Zone
Ryan Grevenstuk and Brett DeVries, P.E., Flexco, US.

Count On Us
Scott Vogeltanz, Jason Quackenbush and Todd Burchett, Rexnord, US.

Keeping Ahead Of The Tide
Leonard A. Eros, ABB Motors and Generators, US.

Refusing To Compromise
Pierre van Rooyen, David Brown, South Africa.

Dual Personality
Mike Gawinski, Rulmeca Corp., US.

When Less Is More
Urs Maier, ABB Technology Centre for Material Handling and Grinding, Switzerland.

An Idle Idol
Mark Wilbur and Allen V. Reicks, Overland Conveyor Co., US.

A Model For Expansion
Rudolf Hose, Tenova Takraf (Africa), South Africa.

Making Maintenance Part Of The Design
Gary Ryan, BMT WBM, Australia.

A Retroactive Upgrade: The Initial Analysis
Joseph A. Dos Santos, Dos Santos International, US.

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