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October 2019

The October issue of World Coal features a regional report on the continuing importance of the Kazakh coal industry to the country’s economy, as well as technical articles on next generation communication systems, technology for combatting mine collision incidents, and a history of the Canadian coal industry!

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Kazakhstan’s Beating Heart
Debo Adams, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK, provides an overview of the Kazakh coal industry and notes the commodity’s continuing importance to the nation’s economy.

Pillars Of The Earth
Erik Anderson, Hexagon Mining, USA, explains how the room and pillar method of mining can continue to be effective with new modelling technologies.

Off A Collision Course
Jessie Schembri, Becker Mining Systems AG, Germany, introduces advanced technology available to combat and reduce mine collision incidents.

Next Generation Communication Networks
Jeremiah Colling, Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc., USA, reviews the need for next generation communication systems, and explores some of the considerations and challenges associated with selecting and deploying these systems.

Next Generation Coal Logistics
Bas Tolhuizen, E-Crane, Belgium, offers a crane solution for high-end coal handling operations.

Ready To Roll
Geordie Edmiston, McLanahan Corporation, USA, outlines a number of important factors operators must consider prior to selecting a roll crusher for use at coal mines.

It’s Been A Long Road
Harry Ryans, Multotec, Canada, takes a look at how far the coal industry has come since its inception.

Smoke And Dust
Derek Stuart, AMETEK Land, USA, looks at the latest technologies available for monitoring particulate matter emissions from coal-fired boilers used for power generation and other industrial processes.

Recharge Your Batteries
Roy Schulde, AKASOL AG, USA, explains how the company’s batteries have been helping mines around the world achieve full electrification.

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