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Mining Publication: An Electromagnetic System for Detecting and Locating Trapped Miners

Original creation date: January 1976

Image of publication An Electromagnetic System for Detecting and Locating Trapped Miners

The theory of electromagnetic fields indicates such fields could be used to detect and locate trapped miners. To be useful, the hardware of the system must meet a number of requirements, including small size, intrinsic safety, and rugged construction. Such hardware has been built, and the system has been tested by the Bureau of Mines and its contractors. These tests indicate that the electromagnetic method provides a practical means to locate miners in emergencies.

Authors: JA Powell

Report of InvestigationsJanuary - 1976

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10001469

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, No. PB-258087, 1976, RI 8159, 1976 Jan; :1-15

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