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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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World Coal - August 2012

World Coal - August 2012

This month World Coal turns to Australia with an in-depth regional report of the coal industry down under that looks at the area’s prospects and its skills gap. Meanwhile, World Coal correspondent Barry Baxter reports on South Africa’s ongoing debate about mine nationalisation. The August issue’s technical lead feature is underground mining, with articles on proximity detection systems and bolter miners, among others, and the general interest section includes articles on mine planning and software development.
 

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World Coal - July 2012

World Coal - July 2012

The July issue of World Coal includes a special section looking at the coal-fired power industry, with technical articles and regional reports looking at how this sector is coping with the changes to coal demand experienced around the world, particularly in the US. Kevin S. Crutchfield of Alpha Natural Resources also offers his perspective on the future of the US coal sector in his industry view comment. This month features a regional report on southern Africa. World Coal correspondent Barry Baxter considers the obstacles to South Africa’s fledging coal export industry, while Beacon Hill Resources plc describe the potential of its neighbour, Mozambique. The lead feature is on coal preparation, with excellent articles on protective coatings, screen media and asset optimisation.
 

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World Coal - June 2012

World Coal - June 2012

The June issue of World Coal has a lead feature on coal handling, including technical articles pulleys, conveyors and dust control, and the coal handling and storage review. There is also an article from Arch Cola that examines the US’s role in global coal supply chains. In this month’s industry view, Dr Bernie Kirsch of Xstrata Coal Queensland raises the bar on land stewardship, while Tony Lodge provides an update on the UK’s energy market reforms. The regional report this month is on Central Asia, with excellent articles on Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
 

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