Mining Publication: Investigation of Methane Emissions From an Advancing Face in the Belle Isle Domal Salt Mine, Louisiana
Original creation date: January 1982
The Bureau of Mines measured methane emission rates from an advancing salt face ranging from 15 to 56 ft3/ton (0.5 to 1.8 M3/t). Small room size, use of a continuous miner, and a well-defined ventilation system made possible air velocity and methane concentration measurements. These measurements, representing data from 18 production days, were conducted in an area of abnormally low- grade salt. Methane emissions occurred primarily during the advance of the salt face by continuous miner.
Report of InvestigationsJanuary - 1982
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10002604
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI-8723, 1982 Jan; :1-24