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The Control and Management of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions,

Date 25 February 2014
- 25 February 2014
Location Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

The Southern African Institute of Mining
Metallurgy and the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa are hosting the . . .

The Control and Management of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions, Including Particulate Emissions in the South African Context
25 February 2014 |Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg

The recent declaration of IARC that diesel engine exhaust emissions are classified as a Group I carcinogen for humans, demands a more assertive approach in modern mining operations in Southern Africa.

The challenges are in the application of First World standards in a developing environment where infrastructure, education and resources need to be developed and fast-tracked.

A co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary approach is required to meet internationally acceptable emission and exposure standards within the proposed time-frames.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact:
Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email:


The event will provide an opportunity for numerous stakeholder representatives to present views on the way forward in a manner that will provide an acceptable degree of protection to workers given the newly introduced parameters.

It will provide information sharing and possbily the start of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary effort in the management of this serious health hazard.

Who should attend

The Colloquium will be of value to:
• SHE managers
• Engineers
• Ventilation engineers
• Occupational hygienists
• Supply chain managers
• Mine planners
• Financial managers
• Regulators (DMR)


Preliminary Programme

08:00-08:40 Registration and Coffee
08:40-08:50 Welcome
08:50-09:00 Safety Briefing


Session 1 - LEGAL & HEALTH

Keynote Address
Mine Ventilation Society

Regulatory Progress
Constance Kekana - Director : Department of Mineral Resources

Health Impact
Prof. C Badenhorst - Anglo American

Local VS International Perspective
V Nundlall - Sibanye Gold Limited
10:40-11:00 Mid-Morning Refreshments


Session 2 - TECHNOLOGY

Case Study - Testing of Control Technology
J Maas - Sibanye Gold Limited

Case Study - Exposure Assessment
Cecilia Pretorius - CSIR

Engine Emissions Control Technology
Ossie Carstens - Deutz

Filtration Technology
Andrew Hersey - Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Pty) Ltd
12:40-13:30 Lunch


Session 3 -

Availability of control technology in South Africa
N Roman - BBE Consulting

Ventilation A primary exposure control method
Ralph McIntyre - BBE Consulting

Panel Discussion Session
All presenters and invited specialists
16:00-16:10 Chairman's Closing Remarks

Papers are invited on the following topics which are expected to be dealt with during the colloquium:

• Status of the availability of tier 4+ engines in SA and the implications of replacing existing fleets
• The prospects for cleaner diesel and cost/logistics implications
• Latest exhaust after treatment technology and options
• Techniques for measuring/monitoring diesel engines and exposure of people
• Considersations/criteria for accepting higher health risk if the above is not achievable in specific regions/countries
• Availability of low sulphur diesel
• Department of Minerals Resources view on the regulatory aspects

Registration Fees
Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2014, for attending this event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event


The conference will be hosted at the Emperors Palace Conference Centre, which is located in Gauteng. For more information visit:

Please Note:
Registration fee does not includes accommodation

Key Dates
22 November 2013 -  Submission of abstracts
29 November 2013 -  Acceptance of abstracts
06 January 2014 -  Submission of final paper
25 February 2014 - Colloquium

Call for papers

The Colloquium is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email:


Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: