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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

Stopping sudden seismicity

Although several research programmes have attempted to predict rock bursts, none have been wholly successful. Maurice Jones reports

Plant purifies soils contaminated with zinc and cadmium

Gomphrena claussenii, easily grows on contaminated soil near zinc mines and takes up large amounts of heavy metals in its leaves and stems

Methane monitoring in mines protects lives and environment

Sentrum is the first system of its type that is certified for use underground and the first to be able to differentiate between methane and other non-methane hydrocarbons so accurately

Seeing red: protect valuable mining assets

Wear, corrosion and abrasion resistant materials are vital to the mining industry. Rubber products are key to the protection process

What killed the canary?

Since the phasing out of canaries in the UK some 30 years ago portable and fixed gas monitoring instruments have taken over. Maurice Jones reports

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