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January 2018

The January/February issue of World Coal includes a regional report on India’s strive towards complete electrification and the effect this could have on the country’s coal-fired power demand and supply. Technical features include: Room-and-pillar Mining, Underground Automation & Control, Shovels, Excavators & Draglines, Coal Storage Facilities, Dust Control, and Coal Inspection, Testing & Analysis.


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All Fired Up
Russell Taylor details India’s strive towards complete electrification and the effect this could have on the country’s coal-fired power demand and supply.

Under The Surface
Carl Brackpool, Hexagon Mining, details recent room and pillar equipment developments that are helping coal and hard rock mines increase efficiency and safety.

Exploring Automation Avenues
Karol Bartodziej, FAMUR, Poland, outlines how the automation of underground mine equipment can help increase efficiency and safety.

A Cut Above
Stefan Ebert, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany, highlights a newly developed bucket wheel excavator for mining hard and soft materials and details its first installation in Inner Mongolia.

Embracing Virtual Reality
Elanie Bell, 5DT, South Africa, discusses the benefits of advanced training simulators for improving dragline operations.

Keeping Tabs
Caitlin McKinnon, Motion Metrics, Canada, provides an overview of shovel monitoring solutions and the potential they have for increasing safety and efficiency at mine sites.

Safe And Sound
Rebecca Pyper, Dome Technology, USA, illustrates the importance of coal storage domes in order to keep product secure, reduce dust and avoid storage fires.

Suppressant Solutions
Jon Brown and Glenn Lilly, Quaker Chemical, USA, demonstrate how a new technology is reducing dust emissions in underground coal mines.

A Process Of Elimination
Andrew Jonkers, Robin Sheehy and James Asbury, Realtime Instruments, expand on the importance of sample loading in commercial through-belt PGNAA applications in part two of a two part series.


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