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May 2012

World Coal May includes a lead feature on underground mining, with technical articles looking at cable bolts, roadheaders, conveyor systems, noise reduction and radiowave geophysics. This month’s general interest section consists of two articles looking at water management in coal mines. Roy Hinkamper of KPMG describes his company’s approach to excellence in all aspects of the mining business, while the May regional report turns to Indonesia, where the mining industry is getting to grips with changing legislation.


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Industry View: A Strategy For Excellence
Roy Hinkamper, KPMG, US.

Further Down The Rabbit Hole
Investing in Indonesia’s coal sector was already difficult, but new regulations threaten to make it even more taxing. World Coal reports.

Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Lian Yok Tan, White & Case, Singapore, considers the opportunities and challenges faced by investors in the Indonesian coal industry.

Rock ‘n’ Coal Radio
Joseph T. Duncan and Dr Larry G. Stolarczyk, Stolar Horizon Inc., US, and Damien Cullen, Australia, explain how advanced radiowave geophysics can be applied to underground longwall mining to detect adverse coal seam geology.

Peace And Quiet
Chad Swope, Kennametal, US, explains how bit and chuck isolators can address noise-induced hearing loss for coal miners.

Heavyweight Contender
Stefan Bauckmann, Caterpillar, Germany, looks at the development of a new armoured face-conveyor system.

A Bolt In The Right Direction
Dakota Faulkner, Keystone Mining Services LLC (an affiliate of Jennmar Corp.), US, looks at the development and application of polyurethane injectable cable bolts.

On The Road, Together
Brigitte Santo, Industriemaschinen-Bergbau-Service GmbH, Germany, describes the development of a new class of roadheaders for use in underground mines.

Less Is More
Graham Sim, GE Power & Water, Australia, asks whether it’s time for mine operators to take another look at their water management strategies.

When Water Isn’t Welcome
Bart Duijvelaar, Xylem, Sweden, discusses the advantages a specialist mine dewatering services provider can deliver.

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