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Preventing methane gas explosions during tunnel construction.

Authors
Kissell-FN
Source
Handbook for methane control in mining. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2006 Jun; :169-180
NIOSHTIC No.
20030266
Abstract
This chapter gives guidelines for preventing methane gas explosions during tunnel construction. Emphasis is placed on assessing the hazard potential, on ventilation principles, and on monitoring for gas. The chapter also emphasizes the importance of human factors in reducing explosion risk. Ensuring safe conditions is much more than just good engineering design. It also involves the everyday vigilance of those working underground. This does not imply that the engineering design can be ignored, only that the job of providing safe conditions has just begun with design.
Keywords
Methane-control; Safety-research; Ignition-sources; Human-factors; Explosions; Tunneling; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Tunnel-workers
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CAS No.
74-82-8
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Kissell-FN
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Handbook for Methane Control in Mining
State
PA
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