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May 2018

The May issue of World Coal features a regional report on the revival of Mozambique’s coal industry as well as technical articles on Lubrication and Wear Protection, Drill & Blast, Underground Communication, Ventilation & Gas Monitoring, Sizing & Screening and Coal Logistics.

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Mozambique’s Coal Revival
Barry Baxter discusses Mozambique’s newly emerging coal industry and forecasts how the country’s coal export logistics are shaping up to rival those of competing coal producing nations.

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Hendi Windiarto, Shell Indonesia, considers driving cost competitiveness for mining companies with effective lubrication.

Preserving Productivity in Extreme Conditions
Lubricants play an important role in optimising the performance and protection of coal mining equipment. However, constant exposure to the elements, extreme temperatures and heavy loads present a substantial set of lubrication challenges. Sarp Degirmenci, ExxonMobil, EAME, explains how these can be combatted.

Fight Fumes
A Wyoming opencast coal mine required a solution to reduce post-blast fumes, as it was to continue to expand near public roads. Baron Fidler, Dyno Nobel, USA, details the mine operator’s actions.

Operating Efficiently
Alyssa Wedler, Modular Mining Systems, Inc., USA, discusses how the use of technology and stratification can help improve the efficiency and productivity of drill and blast operations in coal mining.

Underground Communication: Safety and Much More
Philip Carrier, Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc., USA, reviews the positive safety impact that underground communications and tracking systems have, and explores the operational benefits they can bring.

Advancing Communications
Christian Fimpler, Eaton Hazardous Area Communications, Germany, recalls the company’s integrated solution for underground communication at a coal mine in Turkey.

Keeping Tabs
Glyn Jones, Trolex Group Ltd, UK, details the importance of using real time technology as opposed to retrospective measurement in the mining industry to monitor and analyse dust levels in the work environment so that potential safety hazards can be foreseen and managed.

Floating Around in Siberia
Lutz Markworth, MBE Coal & Minerals Technology GmbH, Germany, recalls the successful operation of a Siberian pneumatic flotation plant in the Kuzbass territory.

Coal Logistics Focus
Featuring articles from Oldendorff, East Mining Company Limited, and Queensland Resources Council.

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