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Mechanized Longwall Mining. A Review Emphasizing Foreign Technology.

Authors
Olson-JJ; Tandanand-S
Source
NTIS: PB 272 699 :201 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001566
Abstract
This report summarizes the results of a review of foreign coal mining literature conducted under the Bureau's advancing coal mining technology program. In addition to a discussion on the historical development of mechanized longwall systems, and the current state-of- the-art method in Europe, this report summarizes the previous and ongoing Bureau efforts to adapt longwall technology to U.S. conditions. The bibliographic section of this report, divided into major categories such as mine design, face management, roadway development, strata control, powered roof supports, coal winning, conveying, and automation, contains over a thousand individual entries. The purpose of this report is to provide U.S. mining engineers with background information on longwall methodology and equipment developed in foreign countries (principally Europe). The Bureau of Mines, as part of its advancing coal mining technology program, is funding r & d projects to demonstrate that the longwall mining method, successfully used in the deep mines of Europe, can boost productivity and improve safety in certain U.S. mines.
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-272699
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
IC 8740
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 272 699
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