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August 2021

Check out World Coal Issue 3 for all of the latest insights from the global coal chain, including a regional report on Southeast Asia and Australasia, World Coal’s 2021 MINExpo Preview, and much more. This month’s cover is provided by Caterpillar.

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World News

The Future Challenges Of Coal
Sabrin Chowdhury, Fitch Solutions, Singapore, provides insight into the future of the coal industry in Southeast Asia and Australasia, and the potential challenges it could face.

The Only Way Is Up
Richard Spaargaren, ESI Eurosilo, the Netherlands, outlines how fully enclosed coal storage enables future-proof and more sustainable performance of today’s coal fired power plants.

Accounting For Every Step
ALLU Finland describes how a single piece of equipment can incorporate the several steps involved in the mining process.

Favouring Fibre Pendants
Paul Badeau, Applied Fiber, USA, explains why fibre pendants are being adopted by dragline and shovel operators.

Weighing Up The Options
Caleb Tidball, Cardinal Scale, USA, discusses whether analogue or digital trucks scales should be used in coal mining production.

MINExpo Preview 2021
Ahead of this year’s MINExpo INTERNATIONAL®, 13 – 15 September 2021, World Coal (Booth 1838, North Hall) previews some of the companies that will be exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Advancing Automation
James Yates, Caterpillar, Australia, reviews a recent longwall system update the company implemented at an underground coal mine.

More Pressure, Less Problems: Part One
In the first part of a two-part article, Steve Meiring, PasteTech Pty Ltd, Australia, provides a comprehensive comparison of the pressures of various dewatering technologies for fine coal tailings.

Filtering Reliability
Andrea Pezzi, Diemme Filtration, part of the Aqseptence Group, Italy, explains how and where filter presses can help in the coal industry.

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