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Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) Conference 2018

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We were delighted to participate in the biennial conference and exhibition of the Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) in September.

The largest event of its kind in Australia, over 300 delegates attended this year’s busy 4-day conference program and visited the exhibition which featured over 45 exhibitors.

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QCC Resources coal expertise was evident by the large number of technical papers presented.

Six Technical Papers Presented

  • Design, Construction and Commissioning of a Coal Handling Plant at Moolarben Mine, NSW - Authors: C. Sorensen, A. Bryan and M. Terry
  • Meandu Mine Fine Circuit and Dewatering Upgrade - Authors: S. Matthews, D. Atkins, T. Wex and G. Lees
  • Pilot Testing of a Hyperbaric Filter to Target Step Changes in Filtercake Product Moistures Authors: R. Drummond and A. Swanson
  • Practical Application of Spiral Automation Technology - Authors: C. Thornton and M. Carnell
  • Quantifying the Materiality of Efficiency Parameters - Authors: M. Swanson, W. Mackinnon and A. Swanson
  • A Novel Approach to the Recovery of Fine Coal from Tailings - Authors:J. B. Agenbag, A. J. Vietti and A. E. Krassnokutski

Ingenious Coal Spiral Design On Show

Downer’s offering to coal producers spans the mining lifecycle with particular expertise in coal quality and CHPP design (outlined in the technical papers) and clever, innovative equipment solutions as showcased by Mineral Technologies with the low cut-point LC3 coal spiral on the exhibition stand.

Delivering superior performance for processing fine coal, the LC3 on display featured our automated in-trough splitters, which can be controlled remotely to proportionally divert the slurry as feed ash varies. The LC3 coal spiral and the ingenious splitters proved a major attraction to ACPS delegates as they were able to see the in-trough splitters in action.

Thanks to everyone who visited our exhibit and came along to our technical presentations.

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