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Mining Publication: Extended Cut Face Ventilation for Remotely Controlled and Automated Mining Systems

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Original creation date: February 1992

Image of publication Extended Cut Face Ventilation for Remotely Controlled and Automated Mining Systems

Effective coal mine face ventilation, for remotely controlled and automated mining systems, is essential for the control of methane. The evolution of new mining equipment and methods has required changes and improvements in face ventilation methods. One emphasis today is on the use of remotely operated and automated mining systems that can be used to make continuous cuts of 6 m (20 ft) and deeper. U.S. Bureau of Mines research is studying ways to more effectively ventilate these extended cuts. Two face ventilation techniques that utilize either blowing brattice or a jet fan for deep cutting are examined in this paper. Bureau procedures for evaluating face ventilation systems are also discussed.

Authors: CD Taylor, GV Goodman, T Vincze

Conference Paper - February 1992

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10011316

Proceedings of the Symposium on New Technology in Mine Health and Safety, SME Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Feb. 24-27, 1992; 3-11


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