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November 2008

On this month's cover: A fleet of Liebherr T 282 B, diesel electric, 400 short t payload, AC drive haul trucks are used to haul overburden at Canada’s largest coal mine. Powered by MTU DD 20 V 4000 fuel efficient engines at 3650 hp., Liebherr T 282 B trucks have excellent acceleration to move more material faster at a lower cost/t.

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Coal News
Coal News

Coal Fires Peace and Prosperity
For the past five years, Mozambique has been one of the world's fastest growing economies and coal is now perceived as the primary fuel of further progress. Barry Baxter reports on the US$ 30 billion rehabilitation and potential of the industry.

The Crunch Hits Coal
Ivan Castano examines the effects of the current financial turmoil on the coal mining industry.

Me and My Drum
Gary J. Condon, Kennametal Inc., US, provides some case studies detailing underground mining methods.

Simple, but Effective, Technology
Stephen Clapham, Hydra Mining Tools International Ltd, UK, describes the company's expansion into the Chinese coal industry.

The Big Movers at MINExpo
Earlier this year, Las Vegas played host to MINExpo International 2008. Simon Walker reports on some of the big equipment unveiled at the show.

Five Years On
Aaron Albiston, McLanahan Corp. Pty Ltd, Australia, offers an update on dozer mining in the Latrobe Valley, Australia, explaining how feeder breakers can form an integral part of the dozer mining system.

Understanding the Application of Centrifuges
Kevin R. Whisler and A. Buddy Sebastiao, Centrifugal and Mechanical Industries, US, discuss the theory behind, and practical application of, centrifugal technology in coal preparation.

Expert Lubrication Solutions
World Coal asks Tom Crockford, Shell Lubricants, for his solutions to some of the most common lubrication problems faced by coal mine operators.

Coal Storage Domes
S. Huang, Triumstar International Co. Ltd, Taiwan, and F. Castaño, Geometrica, Inc., US, consider coal storage in challenging environmental conditions.

Understanding Technology and Technological Change
In the second of two articles, Professor Marian Turek continues to set out a vision for the development of technologies for Polish hard coal mining.

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Product News

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