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VISION ZERO in Non Coal Mining

Security is a complicated process that involves technology, people and organizational structures in particular, and that can only be achieved by implanting a good safety culture within the organization and developing employees’ risk awareness. Employment injuries and occupational diseases can and must be prevented. VISION ZERO helps to achieve this goal and ultimately “zero accidents”. A case study below shows ...

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The FAB and the Development on the International Mining and Minerals Markets

The German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB) headquartered in Berlin/Germany is an association of German companies which are active within international mining. Since years FAB promotes the German positions in the global mineral sector and is active in continuous development of German international mining. The ongoing German economic boom requires further investments in order to ensure mid- ...

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Economic Evaluation of Deep-Sea Mining

In view of increasing import dependencies and decreasing ore grades in conventional mining, societies with large resource needs such as those of the EU are looking for new potential sources of mineral supplies. Seabed areas in international waters host considerable amounts of mineral resources that contain various elements, among them metals such as cobalt, copper, nickel and manganese that are ...

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Hard Coal 2018

Any attempt to look ahead at the likely economic developments in 2019 must necessarily take into account a number of significant political events, some with potentially disruptive consequences. The first of these would be the trade disputes arising between the USA and other countries, most notably China, the hope being that these matters will soon be resolved. Another no less ...

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The Coal Exit – a High-Risk Adventure for the Energy Sector and Regional Economy

The recommendations contained in the so called “Coal Commission” roadmap for phasing out coal-based electricity production will oblige the German energy industry and regional economies to embark on an adventure that is the result of climate-policy ambitions that no other sector has yet been asked to engage in. The Duden German language dictionary defines the word „adventure“ as an unusual ...

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A Tech Company’s View on IoT-Based Condition-Monitoring – Utilizing Web-based Data Assessment Platform and Connected Devices to Improve Machine Utilization and Productivity

Condition monitoring and analysis of mining equipment requires more than suitable and reliable sensor technology, but also a holistic approach that makes use of interdisciplinary capabilities and intelligent software applications. Today, modern sensors consist of hardware and software components and ensure that machine data can be recorded and transmitted at any time. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses innovative software ...

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Empirical Evaluation of Application Parameters of Iron-Clay-Buckets

A decrease in output, caused by iron-clay or rather siderite, has been detected on the fifth and sixth floor of the opencast mine Hambach of RWE Power AG, Essen/Germany, since 2005. The material is known as hard to extract, so several special types of buckets were developed and used on the bucket wheel excavator 293. In this summarized diploma thesis ...

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Simulation of Mineral Processing Plants with NIAflow®

Mineral processing plants are complex systems. Their products need to meet certain ridged criteria be it for use as a construction material or for further processing as an ore concentrate. The properties of a material entering the plant however may vary considerably. This is due to the location in the deposit it originates from as well as climate conditions. So ...

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Mine Safety at RAG

Mine safety creates the conditions for a safe mine operation and a safe working environment. To date, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, occupies an outstanding position in the field of occupational safety in an international comparison. The following article provides an overview of the main stages of development in ventilation, climatization, gas control and weather monitoring. 1  Introduction In addition to other ...

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