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March 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on Indonesia, where Daniel Madre of Danmar Explorindo describes the distribution and extent of known deposits in the region. Gordon Cope, meanwhile, explains that advanced mine water management can offer mine operators not only economic and environmental payoffs, but also social benefits. World Coal’s Power Market Report is a highlight of the issue. We also feature articles on coal handling and storage, breakers crushers and sizers, mine dewatering, coal waste management, and underground conveying and haulage. The Industry View from Tony Lodge, Centre for Policy Studies, explains the vital role that coal plays in the UK’s energy mix, and how government policy must not restrict the fuel’s use if the country hopes to keep the lights on in the medium- to long-term.


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Industry View: The UK’s Clean Coal Bridge
Tony Lodge, Centre for Policy Studies, UK.

The Coal Potential Of Sumatra
Daniel Madre, Danmar Explorindo, Indonesia, describes the distribution and extent of known coal deposits in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Supply Chain Simulation
Dr Harry King, Ausenco, Australia, explains how simulating the design options for new coal terminal stockyards can optimise efficiency.

Fully Loaded
Brian Jones and Craig Money, Matrix Design Group, US, discuss solutions for increasing efficiency in loadouts.

Holding The Line
John Klinge and Bill Dudenhoefer, Eriez, US, highlight strategies for protecting crushers, screens and conveyor belts from tramp metal.

Size Matters
Geordie Edmiston, McLanahan, US, examines the options available to mineral processing projects for resizing coal.

Relieving The Pressure
William Harding, SRK Consulting, UK, discusses pore pressure control and slope stabilisation in opencast coal mines.

The Trouble With Water
Advanced mine water management can offer mine operators not only economic and environmental payoffs, but also social benefits. Gordon Cope explains.

The Clean Up Act
Bill Betke and Boyd Ramsey, GSE Environmental, US, discuss potential solutions for coal waste disposal in an evolving regulatory environment.

The Steps To Ignition
Dr Reinhold Elsen, Guido Schöddert, Christoph Götte and Dr Tobias Ginsberg, RWE Power AG, Germany, detail the construction and initial operation of a lignite-fired power plant.

Fire In The Coal Mill
Derek Stuart, AMETEK Land, and Todd Collins PE, Hoosier Energy, Merom, US, discuss available techniques for detecting early signs of mill fires and explosions.

Don’t Risk It
Sytze Brouwers, Fenner Dunlop BV, the Netherlands, explains the safety testing and certification regimes for conveyor belts in underground coal mines.

A Dynamic Model
John Goldring, RJM International, explains how using virtual models of power plant performance can help plant operators adjust to changing industry regulation and challenges.


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