A&B Mylec have developed a new tool that can be used by Technical Marketing Specialists and Utility Operations Managers to evaluate how their products and feed stocks:

  • Compare in the marketplace,
  • Compare with other coals in various value-in-use studies,
  • Perform in blending studies with domestic and international coals,
  • Could deliver higher revenue through optimising product specifications, and
  • Improve efficiencies and lower $/GWhr through better source coal and blend selection.

The tool is flexible and can also be utilised by coal quality technologists to evaluate coal quality variations, develop correlations, identify outlying data or by superintending staff to optimise product blends, identify effects to the customer of out of specification product and monitor variations of product quality over time.

What is MarketMastor?

MarketMastor is a visual tool to assist all users of coal quality information to assess data and compare with other related data via dashboards containing interactive charts, tables with filtering capabilities. Each MarketMastor tool is tailored to suit each customer’s requirements and suitable for all thermal and coking (metallurgical) coals. The power of MarketMastor is delivered through integration with the extensive A&B Mylec World Coal Quality database. The figure below shows the structure of MarketMastor with some of the functional components.

MarketMastor explanation image

What can MarketMastor do for me?

There are many potential advantages to using MarketMastor. Some relevant examples are provided below.

  • A Marketing specialist can run simulations using, an international coal product database, the IMPACT-Thermal value-in-use model, international power plant data, and blend modelling tool, to evaluate thermal coal blending options using their products to target new markets and regions to deliver maximum revenue.
  • A coal producer developing a new coking coal resource can utilise MarketMastor to evaluate how the potential products will compare in utilisation performance and value in the world market. The producer can fine tune their washing and blending strategy to develop products to maximise profit.
  • A technical specialist responsible for approving final product specifications before export might utilise MarketMastor to monitor coal quality trends and assess the impact of coal quality changes to the customer. For example, the specialist might use MarketMastor to gauge customer operational and value impact from increased volatile matter levels by performing a value-in-use assessment and associated MarketMastor comparative analysis.
  • A power station coal supply department might have arranged a long term coal supply contract. The operations department might have discovered over several months the coal was causing high mill wear problems and consequently high maintenance costs. The operations manager can use MarketMastor to evaluate the problem, assess the negative impact the coal has on operations and identify suitable, alternate coals (eg: with low quartz content) that can be sourced and blended with existing contract coal to minimise the wear problems.

Case Studies

Two case studies have been developed using MarketMastor. See attachments below.

For further information on MarketMastor, please contact Anthony Williams on 0427910049 or email Anthony Williams

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    1 July 2020

    An introduction to the 2021 Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) conference and exhibition to be held in Tamworth, Australia from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th March 2021....more

  • IEA Coal Quality Workshop

    13 December 2016

    Anthony Williams, Manager of Utilisation Technology at A&B Mylec presented a paper at the IEA’s Coal Quality Workshop in New Delhi on the 10 November 2016. The workshop was co-hosted by the IEA....more

  • Capricornia Business Awards 2016

    22 November 2016

    On Friday the 11th of November Team A&B Mylec attended the 2016 CQ Business Awards. We were being considered for two of the twelve awards won on the evening, with our nominations being for the Most... more

  • Bowen Basin Geologist Symposium

    19 October 2015

    Our paper ‘Market Evaluation of Bowen Basin thermal coals for the Indian and Chinese Markets’ explores the utilisation performance and value-in-use of thermal coals from the Bowen Basin particularly... more

  • ACPS Emerald Symposium 2015

    22 July 2015

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  • Coal Handling & Preparation Plant benchmarking

    9 July 2015

    A&B Mylec Pty Ltd undertake external CHPP benchmarking to compare our client’s CHPP performance against best practice. There are many KPIs for washplant performance but the fundamental drivers... more

  • MarketMastorTM Demonstration

    14 April 2015

    MarketMastor™ is a tool that evaluates coal quality, utilisation performance and value-in-use of coals in plants around the world. The video demonstrates newly developed capabilities in MarketMastor that... more

  • Data Unification

    13 March 2015

    A&B Mylec has developed a unique way of generating reliable washability data from crushed borecore data. Such data was previously unsuitable to use for generating practical wash plant yield and product... more

  • Strategic Coal Marketing

    5 NOVEMBER 2014

    ABM presents our new service “Strategic Coal Marketing” for mining houses and trading companies. This service begins with our world wide database of end users. We progressively filter this database... more

  • Oaky Creek HBF Performance

    5 NOVEMBER 2014

    A&B Mylec Pty Ltd was requested to conduct a performance review of the Horizontal Belt Filters in their Coal Preparation Plant, and to propose recommendations to decrease the HBF... more


    3 APRIL 2014

    The Australian Coal Preparation Society's (ACPS) 15th National Conference "Continuing Excellence in Coal Preparation" will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition... more


    13 JUNE 2013

    A&B Mylec recommend the development a Whole of Resource Optimisation Model (WOROM) to be incorporated into the Operational / Life of Mine Plan (LOMP). This approach assists... more


    5 JUNE 2013

    With over 40 technical staff, operating throughout Australia and around the world, A&B Mylec have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver real 'cost of operations' savings to your proposed mining operation... more


    3 JUNE 2013

    A&B Mylec are in the process of finalising our most recent ACARP project “Large Diameter Dense Medium Cyclone Performance in Low Density / High Near Gravity Environment”... more