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World Coal - June 2013

World Coal - June 2013

This month’s issue of World Coal covers a broad range of topics. Maria van der Hoeven, of the IEA, writes a keynote article on how technology can help overcome challenges facing the coal industry. The issue also explores new coal frontiers that are emerging across the globe. Barry Baxter reports on Mozambican infrastructure development, while Dr Andrew Minchener OBE explores the rich mineral wealth of Mongolia. Dr Lars Shernikau and Daniel Goeckus look to Indonesia and discuss the current state of the coal industry in Sumatra and Central Kalimantan. Finally, Dr Elizabeth Stephens explores the challenges posed by developing these frontier territories. Articles from A.W. Chesterton Co. and IMATECH, International Magnetic Solutions, and FGXSepTech LLC, cover the ins and outs of coal preparation. The issue also features articles on maintenance & asset management from The Timken Co., Aveva, Schneider Electric and Martin Engineering. In a special report, Jonathan Rowland reviews some of the highlights of the bauma 2013 trade show in Munich.
 

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World Coal - May 2013

World Coal - May 2013

This month’s issue of World Coal features a regional report on the Australian coal industry – an industry currently suffering a hangover after years of boom. Anthony Fensom reports on the current state of the industry, while articles from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, The Ausimm and Norton Rose tackle the specific challenges of cost-reduction and productivity, human resources, social licence to operate and exploration. In the technical feature, we focus on longwall mining with articles looking at ventilation in longwall mines, low-seam and high-seam longwall mining and the challenge of gateroad development in high capacity longwall mines.

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World Coal - April 2013

World Coal - April 2013

This month’s issue of World Coal features the Coal Preparation Buyers Guide 2013, our annual survey of the world’s leading OEMs in the fields of coal processing and handling. The issue also includes a range of technical articles on coal preparation issues, from size reduction to dewatering and the increasing popularity of modular preparation plants. The regional report focuses on the US – a market that has had its share of challenges over the past 12 months. Gordon Cope reports on how the industry is reacting, while two articles on safety – one from the NMA, the other from Arch Coal – highlight the industry’s desire to eliminate injuries from the coal mine environment. Finally, our cover article from Joy Global looks at the growth in coal exports from the US and the technology that can help facilitate this.
 

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World Coal - March 2013

World Coal - March 2013

World Coal March 2013 contains a lead feature on opencast mining. This month’s technical articles look at operating equipment in extreme conditions, fleet management, mining tyres and truck bodies. This month’s regional report looks at Indonesia, with detailed analysis on the country’s mining sector and particularly on the risks faced by investors. Finally, with bauma 2013 fast approaching, we profile the show and some of the coal-related exhibitors that will be attending it.
 

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World Coal - February 2013

World Coal - February 2013

The February issue of World Coal looks at the ever-important issue of health and safety in underground coal mining. Protecting individuals and assets from the many dangers faced in the underground mining environment is a priority for mining operations, and article on fire protection, ventilation, dust suppression and locating trapped miners make for interesting reading this month. Meanwhile, Active Risk’s Industry View considers how the human element of risk management and risk assessment is key to minimising dangers in the mining industry. The February regional report looks at Canada and the North American market, and is accompanied by the annual North American Manufacturers Review and a preview of the SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, which World Coal will be attending.
 

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World Coal - January 2013

World Coal - January 2013

Happy New Year! World Coal kicks of 2013 with a brand new lead feature covering any aspects of conveyors, the lifeline of coal handling operations. Technical article by leading manufacturers in the industry look at improvements to conveying technology, ways to make maintenance more efficient and preserving the all-important bottom line. The January regional report turns to India, who enormous coal resources and ravenous appetite for the fuel are struggling in the face of legislation, bureaucracy and corruption. World Coal correspondent Ng Weng Hoong and political risk analyst Elizabeth Stephens of JLT Specialty explore these issues in depth. Meanwhile in this month’s Industry View editorial, Gregory Boyce of Peabody Energy explains why coal will remain important to the world’s energy needs. Finally, World Coal has gone through a slight redesign this month – we hope you like the new style and enjoy the issue.
 

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World Coal - December 2012

World Coal - December 2012

The December issue of World Coal contains a lead feature on coal preparation, with a detailed look at centrifuges, dewatering, lubrication and dust control. A couple of excellent general interest articles examine coal reserves and review the 29th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, which took place in October. The December regional report is on Botswana and Mozambique. Barry Baxter asks whether Botswana’s infrastructure will enable its coal industry to pick up speed while Andrew Woodley of Rio Tinto Mozambique looks at new coal mining developments in that country. This month’s industry view is from Elizabeth Stephens of JLT Specialty, and looks at risk management in mining.
 

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World Coal - November 2012

World Coal - November 2012

The lead feature of the November issue of World Coal is underground mining. Technical articles examine gas and ventilation monitoring and control systems, underground safety and mineral sizing. This month’s issue also includes the second Power Industry Focus feature. The November regional report turns to Europe, with quality editorial looking at the changing coal industry in Germany and Ukraine. In our monthly Industry View comment, Robert Gleitz of Alstom Power discusses the increasing use of low-rank coal on the global market.
 

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World Coal - October 2012

World Coal - October 2012

The October issue of World Coal turns the spotlight on transportation and logistics, and the array of challenges the coal mining industry faces there are the solutions it is coming up with. Technical articles deal with terminal upgrades, floating transfer stations and rail haulage. This month’s regional report is on China, and Ng Weng Hoong looks at the country’s environmental, water and energy supply challenges as it continues to growth into a world superpower. The October issue also features a preview of the Coaltrans World Coal Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, with a look at some of the exhibitors who will be in attendance.
 

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World Coal - September 2012

World Coal - September 2012

This month’s very special issue of World Coal is dedicated to opencast mining, the US and, of course, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012. The regional report from Gordon Cope looks at the challenges the US coal sector is facing as the country’s appetite for coal diminishes, and a host of technical articles cover topics including water and dust treatment, fleet management and AC drives for draglines. The September issue also includes a preview of MINExpo 2012 with a profile of the show and its host city, Las Vegas, as well as a directory of the coal-related companies that will be in attendance. Finally, two excellent general interest articles consider the advantages and advances in mine planning and modelling software.
 

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