September 2003 Australia's Longwalls online

THE September edition of Australia's Longwalls is now available on-line.

Staff Reporter

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF CONTENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2003 Australia’s LongwallsClick Here

Leading articles in this edition include mine updates, supplier news and technical reviews.

We outline Wambo’ big future plans; look at United’s successful transition from bord and pillar to longwall mining; outline the results of a recent review of Tahmoor North’ development plans; and look at progress at Centennial Coal.

In the latest longwall automation R&D news, research into equipment failure at the Moranbah North mine has some interesting implications.

Leading strata control geotechnical engineers argue that combining empirical and numerical modelling is the key to achieving sound geotechnical solutions.

In recent supplier news i.Power wins first DCB contract; DBT alters its service approach; and Brain Industries offers a dewatering system to eradicate drift conveyor spillage.

The full version of a major roadway development survey conducted by Australia’s Longwalls in conjunction with a PhD student from Germany’s Aachen University, will be made available on-line in PDF format in October.

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