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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