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October 2018

The October issue of World Coal features a regional report on China’s implementation of ‘supply side reform’ and how this rescued the global coal mining industry from prolonged austerity, as well as technical articles on Conveyor Components & Design; Coal Storage Facilities; Mine Automation; Big Data & Mining; Inspection, Testing & Analysis; Coal Logistics; Power Systems & Cables; an Underground Conveying & Transport review; and more!

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A Sigh Of Relief
Yu Zhai and Nuomin Han, Wood Mackenzie, China, describe how China’s implementation of ‘supply-side reform’ in 2016 spared the global coal mining industry from prolonged austerity.

Without A Trace
A town in Belgium that was home to a coal-fired power station needed a dust-free, low noise transportation solution to convey its residue fly ash to a cement plant. Regina Schnathmann, BEUMER Group, Germany, details the adopted conveyor solution.

Revisiting The Blue Dolphin Project
Matteo Schivo, Bedeschi S.p.A., Italy, details how two of the company’s machines are being assembled for a new outdoor coal stockyard which will feed a thermoelectric power plant in the Antofagasta region in Chile.

Safe Storage
Henri de Boer & Richard Spaargaren, ESI Eurosilo, the Netherlands, provide a detailed overview of the steps taken at a power plant in Germany to protect against fire and explosions when storing coal.

Enhancing Coal Technologies Underground
Following on from the mine safety and automation technologies developed for longwall mining, Dr. Mark Dunn from CSIRO’s Coal Mining Research Program, Australia, explains new R&D in coal mining automation and safety – this time for roadway development.

Stay Above The Data Noise
Jason Knuth, Komatsu Mining, USA, provides an insight into how miners measure the success of their operations, and notes the importance of avoiding irrelevant tracking metrics.

Easy As 1, 2, 3
Gary Wain, Parker Hannifin Instrumentation Products Division, Europe, explains how to make ash analysis simpler in the field.

An Advantageous Coal Crisis
Stanislav Grachev, Russian Coal Group, Russia, discusses how the global coal crisis could be of benefit to the Russian coal industry.

Sensing Danger
Ian Webster, Ampcontrol, Australia, explores the findings of the Pike River Royal Commission, the recent changes to AS/NZS 2290.3, maintenance of gas detectors in underground coal mines and the flow on implications for the industry.

Safer, Stronger, Smarter
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology reviews the new Sandvik LH517i intelligent loader for underground transportation in the mining industry.

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