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November 2012

The lead feature of the November issue of World Coal is underground mining. Technical articles examine gas and ventilation monitoring and control systems, underground safety and mineral sizing. This month’s issue also includes the second Power Industry Focus feature. The November regional report turns to Europe, with quality editorial looking at the changing coal industry in Germany and Ukraine. In our monthly Industry View comment, Robert Gleitz of Alstom Power discusses the increasing use of low-rank coal on the global market.

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Industry View: Moving Down The Ranks
Robert Gleitz, Alstom Power, Switzerland.

Renewed Demand
Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, RWE AG, Germany, considers the current state – and the future – of Germany’s coal-fired power industry in the face of increasing pressure to invest in renewable energy.

Visitors From The East
Alexander A. Ignatov, Ignatov & Co. Group, Russia, details Ukraine’s future coal production and export goals and the impact that Chinese investment will have as the country emerges from the shadow of the USSR.

Breathing Easy
Scott Wheeler, Ampcontrol, Australia, describes the development and installation of a gas and ventilation monitoring and control system for underground coal mining in Queensland.

An Underground Movement
MMD explains the history of the sizer in underground coal applications.

Safety & Efficiency
Stan Curtis, Trolex, UK, discusses important issues regarding underground safety and recent moves in safety procedures that bring benefits of increased efficiency.

Power Industry Focus
World Coal presents its second Power Industry Focus. This issue features a case study describing the upgrade of a coal pulveriser at an Italian power plant, a technical article explaining the development of a gear unit series for coal mills and a discussion on how to turn the regulatory challenges currently facing coal-fired power plants into an opportunity.

Getting An Upgrade
Stephen W. Borsani, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc., US, describes a pulveriser upgrade at a coal-fired power plant that improved both throughput and flexibility.

Gearing Up To Full Power
Martin Baechler, Switzerland, and Tomasz Wroblewski, Poland, FLSmidth MAAG Gear, explain the development of a gear unit series for coal mills.

A Glass Half Full
Kevin Crapsey, Eco Power Solutions, US, discusses how to turn the difficult regulatory environment for coal-fired power into an opportunity.

Setting The Standard: Coal Resources
Paul Bright, SRK, UK, reflects on the complexities of reporting coal resources.

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