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Explosion-proof bulkheads. Present practices.

Authors
Mitchell-DW
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7581, 1971 Jan; :1-16
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10000437
Abstract
This report summarizes experience and past research on methods for sealing abandoned areas of a coal mine and areas from which the pillars have been wholly or partially extracted. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 requires that such areas be ventilated or sealed with explosion-proof bulkheads, but the present study indicates that bulkheads alone cannot isolate areas in a coal mine in which methane and other dangerous gases have accumulated. Gas-air exchanges between sealed and open areas must be controlled.
Keywords
Mine-gases; Explosions; Explosive-gases; Underground-mining; Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Mine-seals; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Explosion-prevention; Methane-control; Methane-drainage
Publication Date
19710101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1971
NTIS Accession No.
PB-205507
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-7581
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7581
State
PA
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