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October 2016

The October issue of World Coal takes a look at the Southeast Asian coal market beyond Indonesia with a regional report from our editor, Jonathan Rowland, and a case study from Black & Veatch that describes the construction – in difficult ground conditions – of a coal storage dome at a new power plant in the Philippines. Joy Global looks at India’s growing demand for modern underground coal mining equipment, while Moody’s Investor Services reports on Australia’s coal logistics sector. We also include technical features on truck and shovel mining, roof bolters, mine power systems and conveyor components.

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Industry View: Managing Shared Risks
Martin Christie, Bettercoal, UK.

Beyond Indonesia: Coal In Southeast Asia
Jonathan Rowland reports on the Southeast Asian coal industry.

What Lies Beneath
Todd Edsall, Black & Veatch, Asia Pacific, details how a power plant in the Philippines overcame difficult soil conditions.

Building References In India
Shib Bhowmik, Joy Global, India, and Adrian Carley, Joy Global, UK, detail how the company has been helping Indian underground mining operations.

A Six-Headed Solution
Bill Kyslinger, J.H. Fletcher, USA, explains the company’s design and development of a new roof bolting machine.

Safety First
Glynn Newby, Eaton, USA, outlines the threat of arc flash exposure and explains how to protect personnel and operations.

The Road To Cost Reduction
Ewelina Ptak, KH KIPPER, Poland, highlights the importance of choosing the right means of transport at mines in order to reduce costs.

Digging Up Potential
Dmitriy Melnikov, Taras Donchenko and Daniil Shibanov, IZ-KARTEX, Russia, outline the company’s recent developments in mining shovels for the coal industry.

On The Upgrade
Mike Gawinski, Rulmeca Corp., USA, details a motorised pulley upgrade on an exposed conveyor drive at a Westmoreland Coal mine.

No wearing Out
R. Todd Swinderman, RToddS Engineering LLC, USA, discusses conveyor belt wear from loading and cleaning.

Minimising Downtime, Maximising Efficiency
Eric Yan, Eriez Flotation Division, and Jose Marin, Eriez Minerals and Materials Processing, USA, detail technology developments that can facilitate ways to minimise downtime, produce savings and expand capacity.

Make A Move
Arnon Musiker and Mary Anne Low, Moody’s Investors Service, Australia, outline the risks for Australian coal logistics companies from their indirect exposure to low commodity prices.

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