SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting

Starts:  Oct 20, 2016 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 21, 2016 3:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Pittsburgh SME Section

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

8:00 a.m.

Opening Session & Remarks

Scouts Color Guard & Salute to Military Veterans

Heather Trexler

 

Keynote Address:  

Mine Worker Health and Safety in a Dynamically Shifting World

Dr. Jessica Kogel

Associate Director for Mining, NIOSH

9:00 a.m.

Technical Session 1:

Geology in Mining

Chair: Brian N. Shaffer

 

Geostatistical  Methods for Determining Drill Hole Spacing in Coal Reserve Assessments

Ricardo Olea, USGS

 

U.S. Coal Resources and Reserves Assessment Project--United States Geological Survey

Jon Haacke, USGS

 

Remote Sensing Studies:  Synthetic Aperture Radar and Mine Data Analysis

John Metzger, IDS North America

10:20 a.m.

BREAK

 

10:50 a.m.

Technical Session 2:

Engineering Projects I

Chairs: Rich Wagner and Jeff Kravitz

 

Direct-Fired Intake Air Heating at Pennsylvania Coal Mines

John Krenzel, Penn State

 

Application of 5S to an Underground Coal Mine (King II Mine)

Josh Chlopek, GCC Energy

 

Through the Earth Communications

Dr. Steven Schafrik, Virginia Tech

12:10 p.m.

BREAK

 

12:30 p.m.

LUNCH

Nicole Iannacchione

 

Luncheon Keynote Address:

The Coal Industry in America:  A Presentation for the SME/PCMIA Student Luncheon

Ryan M. Murray

Murray Energy Corporation

 

PCMIA Awards

Nicole Iannacchione

2:00 p.m.

BREAK

 

2:30 p.m.

Technical Session 3:

Limestone Mining

Chairs: Nicole Iannacchione and Bob Kudlawiec

 

Surface to Underground: “IF” – “WHEN” – “HOW” (M/NM)

Bill Granville, J. W. Granville Consulting

 

The Development and Planning of Multiple Level Underground Limestone Mines

Dr. David Newman, Appalachian Mining & Engineering, Inc.

 

Rock Dust Surface Chemistry Modifications for Improved Dispersion in Coal Dust Explosion Mitigation Applications

Dr. Qingqing Huang, West Virginia University

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

7:00 a.m.

SME Business Meeting

Heather Trexler

8:00 a.m.

Opening Session & Remarks

Nicole Iannacchione

 

Keynote Address:

What the Heck Have You Been Doing All Year!

Timothy D. Arnold

SME President

8:45 a.m.

MEC Program Update

Dan Alexander

9:00 a.m.

SME Awards

Heather Trexler

9:45 a.m.

BREAK

 

10:15 a.m.

Technical Session 4:

Engineering Projects II

Chair: Edward F. Zeglen, Jr.

 

The Deer Creek Mine Pool of Allegheny County, PA: History, Monitoring, and Treatment

John Van Ness

Adrienne Carney

Anthony Iannacchione

 

Steep Slope Coal Refuse Pile Closure Project

Robert C. Baker, Tetra Tech

 

Recover Extra Fine Coal with the SUB325TM Centrifuge

Tony Toney, Somerset Coal

11:45 a.m.

BREAK

 

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH

Heather Trexler

 

Luncheon Keynote Address:

Telling Our Story:  Creating a Connection Between Mining and the American Experience

Bruce Watzman

National Mining Association

1:30 p.m.

Technical Session 5:

Environmental/Health/Safety

Chair: Michael Brnich

 

Implementing a Health and Safety Management System:  Insights from NIOSH Research

Dr. Dana Willmer, NIOSH

 

An Overview of NIOSH Mining’s MSD Prevention Research

Jonisha Pollard, NIOSH

 

Penn State Mine Rescue Team

Sam Baker, PSU

 

Professional Development Hours can be earned based on attendance at this event:

Thursday    8 PDH

Friday    6 PDH

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Location

Hilton Garden Inn-Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Comments

06-29-2016 10:59 AM

For hotel, go to www.pittsburghsouthpointe.stayhgi.com. Mention SME/PCMIA for special room rates. Cutoff for special rates is September 28.
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Contact

Mary DelRosso
412.835.7387
mary412d@comcast.net