By M. Adams, M. Linnemann– Coal deposits with thin seams and many interlayers can be mined economically by surface miners, which can cut the exact depth of the coal layer and deliver the coal ready for belt conveyance without further crushing. Continue reading Titans in Texas: Coal for South Texas’ and Northern Mexico’s Power Stations
Eberswalde, Germany – Kocks Ardelt Kranbau have secured an order from Associated British Ports (ABP), to supply three new high capacity grabbing cranes for Immingham Bulk Terminal (IBT). IBT is the raw material import terminal for British Steel. ABP has recently taken over operational control of the terminal following the signing of a long-term agreement with British Steel. The crane purchase is part of a total £65 million investment in the terminal and site facilities. Continue reading Kocks Ardelt: Three high-capacity Cranes for ABP’s Immingham Bulk Terminal
Paris, France – Albioma Le Moule has taken out a new long term loan for its Albioma Caraïbes power plant (34 MW – commissioned in 2011), for EUR 68 million, in addition to the existing debt. This loan will be used to create new infrastructures and modifications to the power plant’s installations, with a view to operating it at 100% biomass as a complete alternative to coal during 2020. Continue reading Albioma Caraïbes: EUR 68 million Loan signed for converting Coal Power Plant to 100% Biomass
Moscow, Russia – According to a report by Russia Today, plans have been brought back to live for a USD 4 billion sea port project in the Nenets region, one of Russia’s northernmost areas. Annual cargo turnover of the project, which is said to be key to the country’s strategic plan to open shipping in the Arctic, is set to reach 70 million tons, of which 50 million tons will account for coal shipments.
Somerset (NJ), USA – BEUMER Corporation’s Conveying and Loading Division has been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly four-mile overland conveying system at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois. The curved trough overland conveyor system will carry coal from Knight Hawk’s new underground mine portal to its main coal preparation plant at Prairie Eagle.
Poeth announces the AirConveyor for 40% more energy efficiency and 75% less maintenance when transporting powders and granulates.
Poeth has designed its new AirConveyor specifically for companies that want to transport powders, pellets and granulates cost-effectively and efficiently. This innovative system offers companies 75% less maintenance costs after approx. 3 years operating time and consumes 40% less energy. The air-supported conveying system from Poeth is suitable for damage-free transportation of bulk goods over short or extremely long distances. The AirConveyor generates low noise emissions and is dust-tight. As a result, the new conveying system from Poeth also has a minimum impact on the environment.
Hazards of Coal Stockpiling Operations
DVD501 – 1994
This video shows what happens when miners or equipment operators are working on a surge pile and the material unexpectedly collapses, breaks loose, or starts to flow underneath them.