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Recent Developments in Spray Cooling of Deep Mines.

Authors
Thimons-ED; McCoy-JF; Marks-JR
Source
MISSING :10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004860
Abstract
This report describes in detail four water spray coolers designed for cooling deep underground mines and discusses the performance of three of them in deep-mine field tests. The four spray coolers were designed and built as part of a Bureau of Mines program to investigate direct-contact (warm air to cool water) spray cooling systems. A single-stage cooling unit was tested in a New Mexico uranium mine, and a two-stage cooler and a three-stage cooler were tested in a South Dakota gold mine. To data, all three coolers have performed well under in-mine conditions and have required only minimal maintenance. Tests on a fourth cooler, a three-stage unit, are under way, but have not been completed.
Publication Date
19860101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
RI 9000
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
MISSING
State
NM; SD;
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