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November 2017

The November/December issue of World Coal includes a regional report on Colombia’s endeavour to increase coal production. Technical features include: Roof Bolting & Bolter Miners, Underground Personnel Transportation, Truck & Shovel Mining, Conveyor Design & Engineering, Mine Site Leak Detection, Underground Mine Power and Pulverisers & Mills.


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Industry View: Could 2017 Be An Indicator For Things To Come For The Coal Industry?
Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association.

Tackling Production Hurdles
Barry Baxter details Colombia’s strive towards increased coal production and the challenges it is facing.

Unearthing Efficiency
Andre Mendes, ThoroughTec Simulation, South Africa, explains how underground bolter simulators can improve operator safety and efficiency.


In The Spotlight
Sandy Phillips, Classic Motors, USA, highlights a new underground mine transport vehicle and examines the headway it has made in the mining sector.

Unlocking Shovel Productivity
Andrew Jessett, MineWare, Australia, talks to World Coal about how shovel and dragline monitoring technologies are making mining operations more profitable.


A Welcome Transition
Todd Swinderman, Martin Engineering, USA, explains how conveyor length and cost is being reduced by a new design for transition zone loading.

When The Going Gets Tough
Kyle Kluttz, Voith Turbo, USA, details recent developments in armoured face conveyor drives that will help to meet future needs of longwall mining operations.

The Environmental Elephant In The Room
Matthew Cook, Hawk Measurement Systems (HAWK), Australia, explains why a sophisticated pipeline leak detection/prevention system is crucial to minimising environmental risk.

A Touch Of Safety
Tim Wylie, Ampcontrol, highlights the importance of controlling touch potentials in earth fault limited networks.

A Dose Of Innovation
Antonio Rizzo, FLSmidth Pfister GmbH, Germany, introduces a new dosing and transport technology for reducing coal dust in coal and lignite-fired power plants.


Consultants Directory 2017
World Coal presents its Consultants Directory 2017, featuring profiles and case studies from some of the key consultancies serving the coal industry worldwide.


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