Elphinstone

Industry doyen warns of post-COVID challenges

 

After more than 50 years of involvement with an OEM and supplier to the mining and aggregates industries in Australia, Dale Elphinstone is no stranger to the twists and turns of fickle economic conditions – but he remains ever the optimist.

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Surfactants testing offers encouraging outcomes

 

In quarrying, the containment and reduction of dust emissions is an ongoing concern and challenge. An Australian business with experience across the extractive industries has devised a dust reduction solution using the best equipment and testing techniques in modern science.

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Learning from disasters: Recognising the signs

 

Injuries and fatalities in the extractive industry often occur – and reoccur – because of systemic failures. Tony Ferrazza explains how a course being run by the IQA on behalf of the NSW Resources Regulator is educating quarry professionals to recognise the underlying causes of past safety incidents in their own operations.

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wash

Customised wash plant raises fortune of sand business

 

Kingscliff Sands, in northern New South Wales, has endured a lot for a start-up business – a global pandemic, an uncertain economy and adverse weather. Its choice of wet processing plant has been a boost in such trying times. Damian Christie reports.

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Pinnacle Hire

Pinnacle Hire reduce water supply cost by thinking outside the hose

 

Pinnacle Hire has recently inspected a pump application for water supply in Gippsland, Victoria – and helped the client ease a hefty diesel bill from inefficient hose applications. 

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IQA2021: Re-Think, Re-Source, Re-Engage

 

The premier conference for the extractive and associated industries, the 62nd Institute of Quarrying Australia National Conference – to be hosted from 5 to 7 October, 2021 – will showcase the city of Newcastle, and provide opportunities to re-connect through an innovative and engaging program.

We invite you to REGISTER NOW.

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IQA award winner, Steve Butcher

No obvious secret to success for IQA award winner

 

People person first, quarry manager second is how Steve Butcher sees himself. Even after winning the IQA’s Quarry Manager of the Year Award, Hanson’s Bass Point head of operations says there’s never a dull moment on the job when working with a diverse range of people and tasks. 

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