US Coal Show – Longwall Edition

Longwall USA Exhibition & Conference

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US Coal Show – Longwall Edition

May 4-6, 2021

For nearly 25 years, Longwall USA has been the leading conference for longwall mining. While shearers, AFCs and shields do much of the work, longwalls also rely on a network of continuous miners and conveyors. It’s time to broaden the discussion to include all aspects of underground coal mining.

We’re Expanding the Scope

In addition to longwall-related programming, the conference will include:

  • Additional focus on room-and-pillar mining;
  • More emphasis on coal handling and storage; and
  • Better information for operations management

Pittsburgh Is the Place to Be for US Coal Operators in 2021

Longwall Mining

Today, fewer longwalls produce more coal than a decade ago. They must be well-planned and properly supported for success. The U.S. Coal Show will continue to offer a forum for U.S. coal operators as well as trona miners to discuss this safe and highly efficient form of mining.

Room & Pillar Mining

All underground coal mining operations, including longwall mining, depend on room-and-pillar mining with continuous miners to produce coal. Development with room-and-pillar mining is an important aspect of longwall mining. The U.S. Coal Show will discuss advances in this area, such as communication, ventilation, rock dusting, etc.

Coal Handling & Storage

Some longwall faces produce more than 7 million tons per year. To do that, the outby coal haulage systems must have the capacity to transport and store that coal. The U.S. coal show will explore modern coal handling and storage techniques.