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November 2018

The November/December issue of World Coal features a regional report on the role of coal in Central and South America’s energy mix, as well as technical articles on Crushing, Milling & Pulverising, Dust Control, Longwall Automation & Control, Mine Automation, Roof Bolters & Bolter Miners, Truck & Shovel Mining, Underground Health & Safety; and more!

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Seeking A Stable And Beneficial Energy Mix
Coal, like other sources of thermal generation, is part of the strength of Central and South America’s energy matrix, explains Claudia Cronenbold, Vice Chair, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Energy Council.

Continuous Advancement
Adam Raine, DSI Underground, Australia, describes the evolution of a new piece of bolting equipment and how its deployment has improved bolting standards and bolting safety across mines in Australia.

A Pillar Of Strength
Karol Bartodziej, FAMUR SA, Poland, discusses electronic supervision of the correctness of longwall roof execution.

The Perks Of Geometry Control
Alan Black and James Sudworth, Komatsu, UK, explores powered roof support geometry control for longwall mining machines.

Smart Data Management
Michael Deynet, Becker Mining Systems AG, Germany, introduces a web-based software solution that uses a 3D model to enable the management of complex infrastructure and information in a mine.

Size Up Your Options
Mark Sprouls, on behalf of Caterpillar Global Mining, USA, discusses the importance of taking all angles of a mining operation into consideration when deciding on the optimum mining truck size.

Equipped For Success
Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc., USA, details the importance of selecting the best support equipment in order to optimise productivity levels and improve safety in coal mining operations.

Just Add Water
Mike Hamm, Company Wrench, USA, outlines a number of water-based solutions that can combat fugitive dust in coal mines.

Conscious Coal Milling
Derek Stuart, AMETEK Land, USA, looks at why early detection of potential spontaneous heating and combustion locations in coal milling is essential to plant safety.

Global Coal Power Review
Featuring articles by GE’s Steam Power and Minergy, this review provides updates on the latest coal power projects, and discusses innovative technologies and equipment for the coal power industry.

Canadian Coal: In The Spotlight
Robin Campbell, Coal Association of Canada, provides an overview of the topics discussed at its recent annual coal conference in Vancouver.

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