Coal is a fossil fuel formed by the decomposition of organic materials that have been subjected to heat and pressure over millions of years to form coal seams. It is a combustible, sedimentary, organic rock composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Extracted from the ground through underground or surface mining, coal is far more plentiful than either oil or gas. Not only can it be used to provide electricity, but coal is also an essential fuel for steel and cement production, as well as other industrial activities.

From mine face to eliminating tailings ponds, McLanahan provides processing solutions for both surface and underground coal mining. Both dry and wet processing equipment are available to be used within the coal preparation plant. Our full range of feeding, crushing and sampling equipment includes Reclaim Feeders, Feeder-Breakers, Sizers, Roll Crushers, Hammermills, Sampling Systems and more. We also offer a variety of washing and dewatering equipment, such as Thickeners, Filter Presses, Cyclones and Dewatering Screens for water management at the mine site. With over 180 years of experience in creating custom engineered solutions for mineral processing, McLanahan has the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your coal preparation plant is designed to meet your particular application’s requirements.