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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

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

Cyber attacks: the danger from within

Study warns of the increasing risk of internal cyber attacks

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

Smooth running on the supply side

The transport and delivery of materials required in mining operations is often an overlooked subject

Carbon monoxide monitor unaffected by presence of diesel fumes

Detector features Trolex gas discriminator technology which filters out background mono nitrogen oxides

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

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