Session 1: New Developments & Technologies for Longwall Installations
Grosvenor Longwall Project–Design for Benchmark Safety and Productivity By Dieter Haage, Anglo American Coal Australia
Longwall mining in Mexico: Micare Mine VII By Joel de Luna, General Manager, Micare Mine VII
Fluid Power Generation & Transport Systems for Longwalls By Tom Hutchinson,manager of new products, Swanson Industries
Update on New Ground Support Systems for Longwall Gate Roads By Dakota Faulkner, Research and Development Engineer. Travis Sub, Research and Development Engineer, Keystone Mining Services, Jennmar Corp.
Session 2: Safety & Health
Measurement Before Management: Best Practices for Assessing Safety Culture By Dr. Lori Guasta, director of organizational behavior and emerging markets, Safety Solutions International
A Review of Dust Control Techniques for Longwalls By Joe Defibaugh, engineer, dust and ventilation, JoyGlobal
Rock Dusting on Longwalls By Marcia Harris, NIOSH (OMSHR)
Control of Explosive Zones and Oxygen Penetration in Longwall Gobs through Nitrogen Injection By Dr. Jürgen F. Brune, Colorado School of Mines
Completing the Development of Longwall Foam Dust Suppression By Dr. Paul A. Kittle, Aquafoam, Inc.
Session 3: Proximity Detection
Personal Proximity Detection for Underground Coal Mining Equipment By Michael B. McMillion, senior mechanical engineer, coal operations support, CONSOL Energy
Proximity Detection in a Mine Wide Applications for Underground Coal By Mike Berube, president and COO, Strata Worldwide
Intelligent Proximity Detection Technology for Underground Coal Mines By Joseph DuCarme, mechanical engineer, NIOSH
Matrix Technology and Experience in Proximity Detection By Aric Pryor, Matrix Design Group President
Keynote Luncheon & Longwall USA Top Performers Awards Coal Age will recognize the three top performing U.S. longwall mines
Market Uncertainty: Demand for Coal Grows Everywhere, but the U.S. By Seth Schwartz, Energy Venture Analysis
Session 4: Face Automation
Partnering to Develop a Productive Automated Longwall System By Mike Calderone, manager, controls and automation systems, JoyGlobal, and Scott Langley, COO, White Oak Resources
Application of Shearer Automation in Australia By Stephen Douglas, projects manager with automation responsibilities, Eickhoff
Longwall Extraction of Thin Seams at Poland’s Bogdanka Mine Using VFD Technology By Zbigniew Stopa, vice president, Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka S.A., and Dr. Michael Myszkowski, manager, sales support-longwall AFC’s & Plows, Cat Global Mining
Automated Longwall Systems: The Pniówek Experience By Reinhard Neuper,vice president of product development, Kopex Machinery S.A.
Session 5: Reliability & Performance
Asset Reliability at the San Juan Mine By: Michael J. Fidel, manager maintenance, San Juan Coal Co.
Challenges for Successful Ground Fault Protection of VFD’s used in Underground Coal Mining By Bobby Houston, Pat Lemmon, and James K. Martin, Intermountain Electronics
Smart Services in Support of Benchmark Longwall Production By Dieter Haage, Anglo American Coal-Australia
Faster Roadway Development: Slow Cutting for Higher Productivity and Safety By Kirby Owen,product support manager mechanical cutting, Sandvik Mining and Thomas Vallant,manager sales support mechanical cutting,Sandvik Mining
Impact of Corrosion on Mining Equipment By J.V. Pellegrino, Jr., RJ Lee Group, USA