The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised jointly by the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AusIMMM, the University of Wollongong and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522. Tel: (02) 4221 3449. Email:naj_aziz@uow.edu.au. See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website. Listing of previous conference papers here:

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Papers from 2005

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Proceedings of the 2005 Coal Operators' Conference, N. Aziz

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The Effect of Resin Thickness on Bolt-Grout-Concrete Interaction in Shear, N. Aziz, J. Hossein, and Muhammad N S Hadi

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Status of Outburst Research at the University of Wollongong, N. Aziz, F. Sereshki, and D. Bruggemann

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R70 Relationships and Their Interpretation at a Mine Site, B. B. Beamish, D. G. Blazak, L. C. Hogarth, and I. Jabouri

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Factors Affecting Hot Spot Development in Bulk Coal and Associated Gas Evolution, B. B. Beamish and I. Jabouri

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Health Tracking Project -- The Development of a National Framework for Managing Occupational Illness and Disease in the Australian Minerals Industry, C. Bofinger

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Spontaneous Combustion in Open Cut Coal Mines -- Recent Australian Research, J. N. Carras, S. Day, A. Saghafi, and O. C. Roberts

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Results of Self-Heating Tests of Australian Coals Conducted in a 16m3 Reactor, F. Clarkson

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The Use of Electronic Nose Devices for Coal Self-Heating Detection, F. Clarkson

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The Ability of Current Gas Monitoring Techniques to Adequately Detect Spontaneous Combustion, D. Cliff

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The Demonstration of Electronic Systems to Assist in the Management of a Significant Incident, D. Cliff and R. Moreby

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Economic Returns From Environmental Problems -- Breeding Salt and Stress Tolerant Eucalypts for Carbon Sequestration, Salinity Abatement and Commercial Forestry, G. Dale

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Wear of Dragline Wire Ropes, D. Dayawansa, M. Kuruppu, F. Mashiri, and H. Bartosiewicz

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Real-Time Risk Analysis and Hazard Management, G. Einicke and G. Rowan

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Application of Computer Modelling in the Understanding of Caving and Induced Hydraulic Conductivity About Longwall Panels, W. J. Gale

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Research Needs in Regard to Design, Performance Criteria, Construction, Maintenance Assessment and Repair of Coal Mine Seals, R. Gallagher

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Spontaneous Combustion and Simulation of Mine Fires and Their Effects on Mine Ventilation Systems, A. D. Gillies, H. W. Hu, and D. Humphreys

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A Review of Spontaneous Combustion Incidents, B Ham

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Management Systems for Hazardous Exposures -- Evidence of Failure and Opportunities for Success, B. Ham

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Computer Animation of Hot Spot Development in Bulk Coal as an Aid for Training Coal Miners, M. Hancock, M. S. Kizil, and B. B. Beamish

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The Value of Early Geotechnical Assessment in Mine Planning, C. Hanson, D. Thomas, and B. Gallagher

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Coal Pillar Design Criteria for Surface Protection,, D. Hill

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Anatomy of a Heating and Assessment of Critical Self-Heating Parameters, D. Humphreys

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Management of Change -- The Transformation of UK Coal Project 105, K. J. Irving

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'Keep the Cream'-- Reconciling Coal Recovery at BMA Goonyella Riverside, S. N. Johnston and M. J. Kelleher

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Numerical Modelling of Undermined River Valleys -- A Case Study, W. Kellich, J. W. Lee, N. Aziz, and E. Baafi

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Environmental Reclamation Practice in a Brazilian Coal Mine -- An Economical Approach, J. C. Koppe, A. Grigorieff, and J. F. Costa

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Reducing the Variability in Dragline Operator Performance, G. Lumley

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Application of Tagging Systems for Personnel and Vehicle Access Control, L. Marlborough, S. Barrow, and D. Kent

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Taking Stock of Safety, G. L. McDonald

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Practical Considerations in Longwall Support Behaviour and Ground Response, T. P. Medhurst

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Quantification of Opencast Potential Within the Waikato Coalfields Using Pit Optimisation Software, A. Prentice

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CFD Modelling of Goaf Gas Migration to Improve the Control of Spontaneous Combustion in Longwalls, Ting Ren and R. Balusu

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Development of Innovative Goaf Inertisation Practices to Improve Coal Mine Safety, Ting Ren, R. Balusu, and P. Humphries

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Understanding Organisational and Personal Behaviours to Sustain High Productivity and Safety, M. Roberts

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Coming of Age for Low-Density Explosives, J. Rock, A. Maurer, and N. Pereira

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Legislation, Litigation and Liability, A. J. See

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Chain Pillar Design - Can We?, Ross W. Seedsman, H. Jalalifar, and N. Aziz

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Loading Mechanics of the ‘Can’ and Implications for Improved Strength and Stiffness Properties, G. Tarrant

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Skew Roof Deformation Mechanism in Longwall Gateroads - Concepts and Consequences, G. Tarrant

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Detection of Underground Spontaneous Combustion of Coal With Surface-Based Radon Technique at Dartbrook Mine, S. Xue and N. Winkelmann