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Seal materials tested for optimum performance

Water-based hydraulic fluids are widely used in mining where the potential for fire could cause catastrophic consequences

Smart safety system for trucks

Todd Ruff reports on how a smart safety system for water trucks is also delivering impressive productivity data

Huge testing system for underground explosion prevention

Testing system will enable underground mining machines and devices to be tested for explosion safety


Particulate pollution meter

Suitable for monitoring pollution in burning plants, petrochemical facilities, thermal power plants, mining facilities, metal refineries

Zone 0 and 20 LED safety torches

Delivers a piercing white spot beam combined with a wide-angle flood of fringe light

Impact resistant glove for oil/gas/mining and utilities

Sand embedded nitrile is used to coat the whole palm/finger/gripping area for a secure hold on heavy equipment

Keep the pressure up for safety

Why it’s vital to keep mine safety at the forefront of the industry

Keep the pressure up for safety

Why it’s vital to keep mine safety at the forefront of the industry

Trailer-mounted dust suppressor

Transportable atomised mist unit combines a workhorse electric dust suppression design with a 45kW generator set

Targeted dust control for low-turbulence applications

For applications that require precision particle control without the disturbance of a fan-driven design

Combatting explosive complacency

Vigilance is essential to prevent all possible mine explosions. Maurice Jones reports

Curtain call: focused dust suppression

Dust suppression ring creates a virtual ‘curtain’ of mist to contain particles

The drain game: controlled seepage of treated water

A highly effective solution for sub-soil drainage is now in operation at a major gold mining project

Cyber attacks: the danger from within

Study warns of the increasing risk of internal cyber attacks

Mineshaft cover to help secure Daw Mill colliery site

Following an underground fire, Daw Mill colliery in the UK was closed in March 2013. Since then work has been underway to put the fire out and make the site safe

Attention in time saves lives

Maintenance procedures can also be hazardous in their own right. Maurice Jones highlights the dangers

Exploring the role of hazard studies and how they can be broadened

Maintenance: efficient and safe! Expert advice on HAZOP studies and how to enhance their usefulness in the modern world

Installing high pressure pump systems made easier by design

Mike Sherman looks at how the specific design of a pump affects the ease of installation as well as the overall reliability

Mine dewatering in Slovakia

Water plays an integral part in virtually all mining operations and consequently the importance of carefully managing it has been long understood by the industry. Dr Richard Coulton reports

Dealing with deeper drainage

Designs of modern drainage pumps and associated equipment are aimed at increasing life through robust drives, linings resistant to abrasion and corrosion, and seals resistant to chemical attack. Maurice Jones reports

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