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Mining Feature: NIOSH Refuge Alternative Webinar

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NIOSH Mining’s Pittsburgh location will host a webinar regarding refuge alternatives research on site at the Bruceton Research Center and online via internet videoconferencing on June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon EST. An RSVP is required.

Agenda topics include updates on heat and humidity tests, contamination and purging research, door system research, and communications research. There will be times designated for open discussion and questions with the researchers.

Those wishing to attend in person may come to the Bruceton Research Center, 626 Cochrans Mill Rd., Bldg. 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Please plan to bring government-issued ID.

Please RSVP to Amber Klemetti or call her at 412-386-6742. Ms. Klemetti can offer more details and the link for attending virtually.

Webinar Agenda:

Time                                                      Topic

9 to 9:05 a.m.                                 Introduction

9:05 to 9:15 a.m.                         Refuge alternative laboratory facility

9:15 to 9:30 a.m.                         In-mine RA heat and humidity tests

9:30 to 9:45 a.m.                         RA heat mitigation systems research

9:45 to 10 a.m.                              Effect of various parameters on mobile RA internal ambient

10 to 10:10 a.m.                           RA miner metabolic heat input and "critical" apparent temperature

10:10 to 10:20 a.m.                    Break

10:20 to 10:40 a.m.                    University of Nevada, Reno BAA contract: Universal Mobile Refuge Alternatives Thermal Simulation Modeling Tool demo

10:40 to 10:50 a.m.                    Discussion

10:50 to 11:10 a.m.                    BIP RA contamination ingress, purging, and relief valve research

11:10 to 11:20 a.m.                     University of Kentucky BAA contract: Design and Construction Considerations for a Protected Compressed Air Line to an RA

11:20 to 11:25 a.m.                     BIP RA stopping/door system research

11:25 to 11:30 a.m.                     Break

11:30 a.m. to noon                       Discussion