New Book Ask Mr. Prep Available for Order

The Coal Preparation Society of America is proud to offer Ask Mr. Prep, Tips & Advice for Coal Prep Operators, by Dr. Gerald H. Luttrell. This book is a collection of selected articles from the popular “Ask Mr. Prep” series of articles in the CPSA Journal. The book provides a wealth of useful advice, tips, tricks-ofthe-trade, rules-of-thumb, and other suggestions for the many professionals working within, and in support of, the coal preparation industry. Ask Mr. Prep is arranged into 52 groups of individual articles, one for each week of the year, making this book a handy reference guide.

Order your copy of Ask Mr. Prep today and CPSA will include a copy of its Coal Prep Primer for FREE. The Coal Prep Primer is CPSA’s most comprehensive handbook on coal preparation, written by professionals for professionals, and used extensively throughout the industry.

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CPSA 2015 Buffalo Trace Event - Sold Out -

Join CPSA for an evening of camaraderie, fine dining and live entertainment at its new venue for 2015, the Buffalo Trace Distillery, on Tuesday 28 April 2015.

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Coal Preparation "101" Short Course

Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Evansville, Indiana, on July 24-25 (Part I) and August 7-8, 2015 (Part II), for CPSA’s Coal Preparation “101” Short Course. This four-day, two-part short course describes the operational features of the processing equipment and practices used in coal preparation.

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Coal Preparation Society of America

Bob HollisMessage from the President


Welcome to the Coal Preparation Society of America webpage.  This is the place to stay up-to-date with the happenings of CPSA and a place for CPSA to stay in touch with you.  If you have not visited this site before, please take a few minutes and look around. 


All of us in the industry understand there is a “War on Coal” here in the United States.  The current administration’s stance toward hard-working Americans is unprecedented. But on the bright side, coal is poised to become the dominant fuel worldwide by the year 2020, overtaking oil, assuming certain opponents of the industry don’t get in the way.  There can be and should be a bright future for coal.  As always the winner should be the low-cost energy producer.  This is where CPSA and its members play such a vital role. 


As you have learned, or will learn by reading the CPSA Journal and attending the CPSA short course, nowhere in the coal industry can money be recovered or lost faster than in the coal preparation plant.  For the coal preparation professional, CPSA should be the first stop on your journey to learning how to be the best coal preparation professional you can be.  Read the CPSA Journal, attend the CPSA sponsored short courses, and attend the technical sessions and workshops at Coal Prep in Lexington.  Above all, pass your knowledge on and encourage other coal preparation professionals to join CPSA.    


CPSA exists to serve its members.  The Board and other volunteer staff are donating their time and talents to help keep CPSA members informed and as up-to-date as possible.  The coal industry needs leaders. Leaders are not born, they are built.  Let CPSA help build your knowledge. The technical sessions at Coal Prep, articles in the CPSA Journal, and CPSA Coal Prep 101 short courses are being provided to you by professionals in the industry who desire to pass along the knowledge they have gained through experience and study.


I hope to see you at a CPSA-sponsored event in the near future. Thank you in advance for your support of CPSA and its goals.


Hunter Davis

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