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The Oxygen Cost of a Mine Escape.

Authors
Kovac-JG; Kravitz-JH; Rehak-TR
Source
ISRP International Conference, 1999 Oct :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20023182
Abstract
The objective of this study was to develop a practical method for planning a mine escape when miners must evacuate while wearing a Self-Contained Self-Rescuer (SCSR). In-mine data was gathered on escape times, distances and heart rates using miners making simulated escapes on foot and under oxygen from the deepest point of penetration in the mine to the surface. Factors such as: body weight, escape distance and grade, condition and height of the escape way and the effect of wearing an SCSR were studied. The results of this investigation are a scientific definition of a mine escape, providing both the content and context for designing new testing and approval standards for SCSR’s used in mine emergencies.
Keywords
Mine-disasters; Mine-escapes; Mine-rescue; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Self-contained-self-rescuers; Oxygen-deficient-atmospheres; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
CAS No.
7782-44-7
Publication Date
19991010
Document Type
Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
NPPTL; PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches; Control Technology & Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
International Society for Respiratory Proetection International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 10-14, 1999
State
PA
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