Luminant’s Enhanced Grassland Bird Habitat

A new partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife is planting the seed to help improve the state’s struggling grassland bird habitat.

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CONSOL Energy’s Customized ERIMS

CONSOL Energy needed to manage enormous amounts of field and laboratory generated monitoring data to be compliant as defined by its mining and other regulatory permits, and to act in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Lubrication Plans Pay Dividends

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief

What most miners know is that a machine cannot be adequately lubricated unless the maintenance crew understands the equipment and the environment in which it operates.

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Enhanced Technology for Blocked Chute Detection

By Mark Kulp

In the current “high volume equals higher profits” mining world, is there any excuse for settling for less than the best technology for the detection of blockage in chutes? Installing point detection devices in transfer chutes for blockage detection is necessary as it is an inexpensive way of pre-empting a nasty chute blockage.

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Poland’s Bogdanka Mine Sets Production Record

On February 16, 2012, the Polish coal mining company Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka S.A. smashed the world record for daily production for a plow-equipped longwall, with an output of 24,400 metric tons (mt) of coal from a single face.

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