Engine Builders Highlight Tier 4-compliant Diesel Gen-sets

With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 Interim and European Stage IIIA off-highway emissions regulations approaching in January 2011, much of the mining industry’s focus will be on diesel engine design and performance related to mobile applications such as haul trucks, loaders, bulldozers and similar tracked or wheeled equipment.

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Gas from Gold

Gold Fields recently contracted Trolex South Africa to install a Sentinel methane recovery monitoring system at its Beatrix gold mine in South Africa’s Free State Province.

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Sound Maintenance Practices Protect Fan Investments

Sound Maintenance Practices Protect Fan Investments

By Michael Bauer

Fan reliability is critical in keeping underground operations running smoothly and cost effectively. The repercussions of operating with damaged, worn or outdated equipment can be devastating and can include mine shut-downs, accidents, excessive energy consumption and costly repairs. Conversely, regularly serviced, well-maintained fans can provide efficient, dependable service for more than 40 years, depending on the application.

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New Software Product Promises Increased Insight into Mine-Camp Human Logistics Concerns

New Software Product Promises Increased Insight into Mine-Camp Human Logistics Concerns

Gemcom Software International, a supplier of specialized mining productivity solutions, recently announced that it has incorporated a new Human Logistics product into its Gemcom InSite operational performance management product line. The Human Logistics product is based on a solution that has been deployed for almost 10 years, which the company added to its portfolio through the acquisition of Australian-based TeamTech in January 2009.

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