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Centred: the art of conveyor belt tracking (Part 1)

Handling Week 2017: Paul Harrison, Martin Engineering, USA, provides part one of a two part series on conveyor belt mistracking, including ways to identify and combat these misalignments.

A new wave of technology

Handling Week 2017: Harold A. Walker and Donna F. Walker, PICOR, USA, explore the dangers of hatches and hatch covers on ocean-going coal vessels and how a new technology could avoid such risks, reduce costs and improve safety.

Tightening up on storage

In World Coal December, Rebecca Long Pyper, Dome Technology, USA, looked at the changing face of US coal and why companies are using domes to store product.

Put to the test

In World Coal December, Ralph Story, PEBCO Inc., USA, provided an overview of a start-up testing operation of the company’s batch weigh train loading system in South Africa.

The BtuBaron’s half-time report

In the December issue of World Coal, Steve Doyle, President of BtuBaron LLC, provided the consultancy’s half-time report on coal prices.



Change is now

In World Coal November, Rohit Vedhara, Aum Energy, Singapore, and Gary Love, Verso Energy, Australia, explain the company’s advancements in microbial coal conversion.

Under a cloud

Amy Gibbs, JLT Mining, examined how political activism is undermining Colombian coal in World Coal’s latest issue.

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A solar-powered future

Assessing the future potential of hybrid solutions for onsite mining power generation.

What lies beneath?

How did a coal-fired power plant in the Philippines overcome difficult soil conditions to construct its coal storage dome?

Managing shared risks

Much has changed in the coal industry over recent years – but not the need for coal buyers and suppliers to manage social and environmental risks in the supply chain.

Beyond Indonesia: coal in Southeast Asia

Indonesia dominates Southeast Asia’s coal scene – but it is by no means the only country in the region where coal plays an important role.

Planting seeds of potential

Reopening of Isaac Plains coal mine has bucked the trend of mine closures and divestments in the coal industry. Nick Jorss, Stanmore Coal’s Managing Director, talks to World Coal about the project.

Data-driven savings

Improving technologies and machine learning are helping mining operations drive down operational costs, without sacrificing tonnage.