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October 2017

The October issue of World Coal includes a regional report on the state of the coal industry in China.Technical features include: Communications & Tracking, Longwall Mining Equipment, Surface Miners & Bucket Wheel Excavators, Coal Sampling & Analysis, Coal Storage Facilities and Mining Software.

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Industry View: The Common Ground Solution Toward Low-Carbon Energy
Glenn Kellow, Peabody President and CEO.

The Only Way Is Up
Sabrin Chowdhury, BMI Research, Singapore, explains how coal production growth in China will return to positive territory in 2017.

Going Digital
Brendon Cullen, RCT, Australia, talks to World Coal about the benefits of the digitalisation of communications at underground mine sites.

Saving Face
Allan Black and James Sudworth, Komatsu, UK, describe how advanced monitoring technologies are protecting coal workers at the face.

On The Surface
Wirtgen, Germany, detail the successful implementation of a surface miner at an existing coal mine operation in Australia.

From Stockpile To Storage Dome
Dr Christoph Seifert and Andreas Markiewicz, SCHADE Lagertechnic GmbH (Aumund Group), Germany, outline an environmentally friendly approach to storing and reclaiming coal.

Beat The Heat
Derek Stuart, AMETEK Land, USA, illustrates early detection techniques of spontaneous combustion in coal storage and transportation and highlights their importance for plant safety.

Process Of Elimination
Andrew Jonkers, Robin Sheehy and James Asbury, Realtime Instruments, provide part one of a two part series on the importance of sample loading in commercial through-belt PGNAA applications.

Testing! Testing!
Robert Prior, Carbolite Gero, UK, describes how coke is created in a coal testing oven or pilot plant.

Unlocking Hidden Profits
Marni Rabasso, Dassault Systèmes, details methods for maximising efficiency in the logistics supply chain.

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