RCT Retrofits Dozer with Remote Technology

To adhere to the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) new regulations to remove operators from dozers pushing coarse coal refuse into a tailings pond, Alliance Resource Partners looked to remote its two dozers at its River View mine near Uniontown, Kentucky.

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Maximizing Loader Performance — Three Key Dimensions

While the benefits of big data and the Internet of Things will continue to grow and be delivered into the mining industry, it’s important to note the significant value from providing real-time, easy to use, actionable information to the people who have the greatest capability to act on it — the machine operators. No one else on the mine site has such a direct and substantial influence on the productive capabilities of the shift. The real-time decisions every operator makes each minute of the day have significant implications to the bottom line of the mine site.

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GE Introduces Digital Technology to Enhance Efficiency and Reduce Emissions of Coal-Fired Plants

At its Minds + Machines event in Paris, GE Power recently unveiled the Digital Power Plant for Steam, a suite of technologies that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the performance and efficiency of coal-fired steam power plants. Improving the efficiency of coal-fired plants is one of the toughest challenges in the electricity industry today. Plant technology is typically more mature, systems are highly complex and average efficiency rates are low.

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A Soaring Future

Alpha’s Hawks Nest mine exemplifies multiuse reclamation success

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Dry Quenching: Clean Technology in Coke Production

By Dr. Fathi Habashi

If organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon, then ferrous metallurgy is the technology of carbon. Carbon in the form of coal is used in metallurgy as a fuel, but the major use is to make coke that is an essential component of the feed to iron blast furnaces. For each ton of iron produced, half a ton of coke is used. It is estimated that 50 million metric tons (mt) of coke are produced annually worldwide.

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