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April 2021

Global Mining Review’s April issue is packed full of the latest mining industry insights, including a regional report on Africa, as well as a range of articles covering: Pumps, Piping & Valves; Drill & Blast; Automation & Control; Conveyors; Shovels, Excavators & Draglines; Gears, Motors & Drives; and more.

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On the Cusp of Change in Africa
Kunal Sawhney, Kalkine Group, Australia, examines the impact of COVID-19 on the African mining industry and how an increase in the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy could provide substantial opportunities for the continent.

Success Rides on the Rack
Tim A. Schultz, Caterpillar Inc., USA, outlines how precision design, operating techniques, and proper maintenance are all key to getting the most life out of a swing rack.

Smarter, Safer, Sustainable
Gary Robertson and Justin Johnson, MineWare, review the importance of the load and haul process and how it offers some significant opportunities to achieve better operational efficiencies.

Continuous Safety and Sustainability
Diogo Craveiro, Vermeer Corporation, USA, provides an overview of the benefits of continuous surface mining methods.

Making the Difficult Choices
Alek Duerksen, Emerson, USA, explains the difficulties of tailing disposal and provides suggestions for choosing the proper automated isolation valves for this service.

Back to Basics
Gaurab Nakarmi, TSURUMI PUMP, Japan, addresses the importance of pump efficiency to the mining industry.

Automation: Not One-Size-Fits All
Brendon Cullen, RCT, Australia, examines the key factors driving technology decision-making in the mining industry.

The Power of Monitoring and Modelling
Dr James Counter, Nalco Water, Australia, outlines how important the ability to monitor and model water composition is for mitigating scale.

Designing to Overcome
Kesavan Vijayanand, TAKRAF, India, outlines the possible design features and challenges that may need to be overcome when designing an overland conveyor.

Art Meets Science
Paul Harrison and Todd Swinderman, Martin Engineering, USA, emphasise the importance of thinking long-term when developing a conveyor system in order to maximise safety and cost-efficiency.

Blasters Innovate Tomorrow’s Mining
Ralf Hennecke, BME, South Africa, explores how integrating technology within drill and blast operations can help foster efficient and responsible mining.

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