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January 2017

In the January/February issue of World Coal, Editor Jonathan Rowland speculates on what 2017 has in store for the global coal industry. Technical features include Feeder-Breakers & Underground Crushers, Underground Automation & Control, Shovels, Excavators & Draglines, Coal Sampling & Analysis, Dust Control and Offshore Transhipment.

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Coal News

India: Coal’s Saviour?
Clifford Smee, GlobalData, UK, reviews India’s coal reserves, mining prospects and the factors influencing the country’s demand for coal.

Partnering For Performance
Willem Fourie, Joy Global, USA, highlights the company’s collaboration with Anglo American to advance longwall operations at Anglo’s mines in Australia’s Moranbah region.

Small Steps To Big Savings
Derek Cooper, Motion Metrics, Canada, provides practical cost-saving solutions for opencast coal mines.

Mines Of Potential
Hugh Pines, ThoroughTec Simulation (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, demonstrates how an award-winning study focusing on dragline operations proved simulation training can improve productivity.

Redeploying Resources
Rick Curtsinger, Cloud Peak Energy, USA, describes the relocation of a walking dragline between two mines in the US.

On Point
Geoffrey J. Lyman and James Asbury, RealTime Instruments, Australia, outline the methods and illustrate the procedure for determining the precision of sampling systems and online analysers with data sets from a coal washery.

Putting Lignite To The Test
Dr Tanja Butt, RETSCH GmbH, Germany, and Dr Andreas Theisen, ELTRA GmbH, Germany, outline reliable determination of the heating value of lignite, based on representative sample division and sample homogenisation.

Defeating Dust-Borne Diseases
Mark Rowland, Trolex, UK, explains how new technology is combatting the effect of hazardous dust in the mining industry.

Up In The Air About Dust
Mark Strebel, Martin Engineering, USA, provides dust management methods for conveyors in coal operations.

An Aerial Advantage
Neville Judd, Hexagon Mining, Canada, and Benjamin Federmann, Hexagon Mining, Germany, demonstrate the advantages of deploying drones in mine surveying.

The Road To Localisation
Brian Horwath, Tata Technologies, USA, illustrates what IHM localisation means for the mining industry.

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