March 2001 edition of Australia's Longwalls now online

THE contents of the March 2001 edition of Australia’s Longwalls are now online.

Staff Reporter

See updates on the Billiton Wyong project in NSW, mine updates on the Moranbah North and Moonee mines.

Dr Roy Moreby describes how increasing longwall dimensions have impacted on ventilation and gas management.

See also:

- Updates on Glencore’ plans for two new mines

- Optimism in the NSW Coalfields

- Consultant Andy Rutherford describes the half-web cutting method.

- DBT’s plow technology in China .

- Interview with new Thiess boss, Roger Trundle.

- Russel Frith (Strata Engineering) argues the merits of pre-driven roadways


- Glenn Everett (Australian Mining Consultants) outlines some new thinking around longwall productivity.

- Consultant, Mark Kingshot, analyses the differences between rack and captivated chain systems and outlines pros and cons when selecting a shearer haulage system