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March 2016

The March issue provides a regional report on Mongolia and includes features on Underground Health & Safety, Underground Power Cables, IPPC & Surface Miners, Coal Storage Facilities and Coal Dewatering, as well as a bauma 2016 preview.

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Coal News

Industry View: Making A Case For The Coal Sector’s Rebound
Steve Doyle, BtuBarron LLC, US.

The Slow And Bumpy Road
2016 will be dominated by parliamentary elections in Mongolia. Jonathan Rowland reports.

Suppliers Round-Up Special: bauma 2016
Jonathan Rowland previews bauma 2016 and some of the mining equipment that will be on show there.

A Fine Idea
Henning Ranft, Wirtgen, Germany, explains how minimising fines can maximise coal recovery.

Angle For Efficiency
Dr Franz Wolpers, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany, introduces an energy-balanced steep-angle conveying concept to optimise operating costs and energy efficiency in quarries and smaller opencast mines.

Combating Collisions
Maurice Jones reviews what is now available on the proximity detection front.

On The Safety Wavelength
Christian Fimpler and Herbert Nüllmann, Eaton, Germany, detail wireless data and voice communication as important safety factors for shaft conveyor systems.

Chilling Out
Pierre Brisset, KTI Piersch Kältertechnik, Germany, describes the most recent ice installations for mine cooling.

The Right Trail
Proper trailing cable selection and management can power greater underground coal mine productivity, as Gary Mostyn, Nexans AmerCable, USA, explains.

Collecting Dust
Karen Wear, Donaldson Co. Inc., USA, explores the process of selecting a dust collection technology for coal handling systems.

Moving Forward
Harold A. Walker and Donna Walker, PICOR, USA, present an economical and environmentally acceptable method of storing and reclaiming bulk materials.

It All Adds Up
Cindy Ritzman and David Boardman, Stockpile Reports, USA, make the case for more frequent physical inventory counts.

Chemical Enhancement
Mert Kerem Eraydin and John C. Roach, Nalco Chemical Co., USA, highlight the opportunities to improve coal dewatering operations with chemical dewatering aids.

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