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Deep cutting: key to dust-free longwalling.

Authors
Ludlow-JE; Wilson-RJ
Source
Coal Min Process 1982 Aug; 19(8):40-43
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002631
Abstract
The correlation between depth of cut and dust generation has been established in laboratory and test fields that have been conducted in the United States and abroad for a number of years. This article describes a recent testing program that has proved the benefits associated with deep and slow cutting on a U.S. longwall face. The tests showed that respirable dust from longwall mining can be significantly reduced without adversely affecting production by simply increasing the depth of cut of the shearer.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Longwall-mining; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Coal-mining
CODEN
CMPRBV
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 87-82
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0009-9961
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
Coal Mining & Processing
State
MN
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