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Reducing longwall face ignitions.

Authors
Cecala-AB; O'Green-J; Watson-R; Jankowski-RA
Source
World Min Equip 1985 Jan; 9(1):44-46
NIOSHTIC No.
10004506
Abstract
Methane ignitions are still one of the most serious hazards facing coal mine operators today. There have been a number of coal mine fatalities caused by methane ignitions over the past few years. Records from 1971 through 1980 indicate an average of approximately 50 recorded ignitions over the latter part of this period due, in part, to ignitions occurring on longwall panels where the high rate of extraction liberates methane at a higher rate. As mining continues to expand to greater depths, it is estimated that methane levels will also increase.
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 29-85
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0746-729X
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
World Mining Equipment
State
PA
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