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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

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

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

Plugs and caulks: fighting excessive groundwater

Excessive groundwater can be one of the greatest and most costly problems faced in underground mining. Maurice Jones reports

Safety brake for mine hoists

VMS-3 is characterised by a strengthened, longer housing which integrates additional springs for improved braking force

Water management for sustainable mining

Victoria Kenrick explores the challenges of water management within the mining industry

'Active Barrier’ is designed to detect an incipient explosion

BMT WBM's latest innovation to enhance safety in underground coal mines

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