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Remote gob gas venthole monitoring and cellular telephone-based real-time data transmission system.

Authors
Garcia-F; Diamond-WP; Marshall-JK
Source
Mine Ventilation. Lisse, Netherlands: A. A. Balkema, 2002 Oct; :323-328
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023125
Abstract
Many longwall mines rely on methane drainage to supplement traditional fan-based ventilation systems. However, the surface production facilities for methane drainage systems, including gob gas ventholes, are commonly located in remote locations, sometimes without convenient access to electrical power, and they may be monitored infrequently. The first evidence that a methane drainage system may not be operating efficiently, or not operating at all, can be an increase in methane concentrations at a return air shaft or underground where the workforce is exposed to the risk of a methane explosion. A solar powered, remote gob gas venthole monitoring and cellular telephone-based real-time data transmission system has been developed and successfully field tested by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to address this problem. With this system, individual methane drainage boreholes can be monitored from the mine office to determine current operational performance parameters, as well as review past data to anticipate maintenance needs and troubleshoot operational problems.
Keywords
Methane-drainage; Ventilation-systems; Ventilation; Monitoring-systems; Monitors; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Mine-gases; Methane-control
Publication Date
20021001
Document Type
Book or book chapter; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
De Souza-E
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9058093875
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Mine Ventilation: Proceedings of the North American/Ninth US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Kingston, Ontario, Canada June 8-12 2002
State
PA
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