Mining Feature: NIOSH at SME 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

NIOSH Presentations and Session Chairs

NIOSH researchers and representatives will be at the 2017 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Conference and Expo February 19–22 in Denver, Colorado. Check out the information below to find out when and where you can learn about NIOSH's latest research. Be sure to visit the NIOSH exhibit (Booth #2237) as well to see demonstrations of NIOSH products and research.

NIOSH is represented by three research units at SME: Pittsburgh Mining Research Division (PMRD), Spokane Mining Research Division (SMRD), and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL).

Monday, February 20th

On Monday, February 20th, NIOSH has one presentation in the Geomechanics session of the 12th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill, which is being held in conjunction with the SME Annual Conference and Expo.

Room 603

Geomechanics

9:25 am

Monitoring the In Situ Performance of Cemented Paste Backfill at the Lucky Friday Mine
Joseph Seymour and Michael Raffaldi of SMRD

All other presentations are part of the SME Annual Conference.

Room 612

Health & Safety: Metric-Driven Approaches to Implementing H&S Interventions: A Series of Case Studies
Emily Haas of PMRD (co-chair)

2:05 pm

A Case Study Exploring Field Level Risk Assessments as a Leading Safety Indicator
Emily Haas of PMRD

2:25 pm

Quantifying and Monitoring Control Room Protection Factors Against Respirable Dust at an Underground Crusher Booth
Justin Patts and John Organiscak of PMRD

Room 706

Coal & Energy: Mine Fire Prevention I
Liming Yuan of PMRD (co-chair)

2:25 pm

Characterization of a Mine Fire Using Atmospheric Monitoring System Sensor Data
Liming Yuan of PMRD

Room 711

Coal & Energy: Best of Ground Control 
Michael Murphy of PMRD (co-chair)

2:45 pm

Design Concerns for Room and Pillar Retreat Panels in an Eastern Kentucky Mine
Ted Klemetti and Morgan Sears of PMRD

3:25 pm

A Practical Application of Photogrammetry to Perform Rib Characterization Measurements in an Underground Coal Mine Using a DSLR Camera
Brent Slaker of PMRD

Room 610

Health & Safety: Technology Development, Adaptation, and Integration to Address H&S Challenges

3:05 pm

Electromagnetic Interference with Proximity Detection Systems
James Noll, R. J. Matetic, Jingcheng Li, Chenming Zhou, and Miguel Reyes of PMRD

3:25 pm

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications in Underground Coal Mines
Chenming Zhou and Miguel Reyes of PMRD

3:45 pm

MINER Act Technology: Past, Present, and Future
David Snyder of PMRD, Susan Moore of NPPTL, and Rohan Fernando of NPPTL

4:05 pm

Characteristics and Controlling Factors of the E-Field of Electrode-Based Through-the-Earth (TTE) Communication
Chenming Zhou and Miguel Reyes of PMRD

Tuesday, February 21st

Room 702

Coal & Energy: Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines I
Timothy Lutz and David Yantek of PMRD (co-chairs)

9:05 am

Temperature and Humidity Tests for Mobile Refuge Alternatives
David Yantek of PMRD

9:25 am

The Effects of Seasonal Heat and Humidity on Mine Strata Temperatures in Underground Coal Mines
David Yantek of PMRD

10:05 am

Estimation of Metabolic Heat for Refuge Alternative Testing and Potential Tolerance Limits
David Yantek of PMRD

Room 708

Coal & Energy: Mine Fire Prevention II

9:25 am

The Use of Atmospheric Monitoring Systems in U.S. Underground Coal Mines
James Rowland and Liming Yuan of PMRD

Room 506

Health & Safety: Monitoring, Interpreting, and Reacting to H&S Hazards
Emily Haas of PMRD (chair)

9:45 am

Exploring the Use of Situation Awareness in H&S Leaders’ Behaviors and Practices
Dana Willmer of PMRD

10:05 am

Effects of Corrosion on Ground Support and Corrosion Monitoring Methods
Amy Chambers of SMRD

Room 711

Coal & Energy: Impact of MSHA’s Respirable Dust Rule

10:25 am

Respirable Dust Measured Downwind During Rock Dust Application
Marcia Harris, John Organiscak, and Scott Klima of PMRD

Room 702

Coal & Energy: Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines II
David Yantek and Timothy Lutz of PMRD (co-chairs)            

2:05 pm

Refuge Alternatives Relief Valve Testing and Design with Updated Test Stand
Timothy Lutz of PMRD

2:45 pm

Prediction of Human Core Temperature Rise and Moisture Loss in Coal Mine Refuge Alternatives
David Yantek of PMRD

3:05 pm

Heat/Humidity Tests of a Built-in-Place Refuge Alternative
David Yantek, Timothy Lutz, and R. J. Matetic of PMRD

Room 610

Health & Safety: Collision Avoidance Technologies: Challenges and Applications for Surface and Underground Operations
Todd Ruff of SMRD (co-chair)

2:25 pm

Alternate Technologies Applicable to Proximity Detection on Mobile Machines in Underground Coal Mines
James Noll of PMRD

Room 711

Coal & Energy: Dust Control I
Timothy Beck of PMRD (chair)

2:45 pm

Comparison of Different Hollow Cone Water Sprays for Continuous Miner Dust Control Applications
Scott Klima and John Organiscak of PMRD

3:25pm

Material Property Tests of Foam Agents to Determine their Potential for Longwall Mining Dust Control Research
W. Randy Reed, Timothy Beck, David Zheng, and Scott Klima of PMRD

Wednesday, February 22nd

Room 702

Coal & Energy: Dust Control II

9:05 am

Characterization of Airborne Float Coal Dust Emitted During Continuous Mining, Longwall Mining and Belt Transport
Michael Shahan and Timothy Beck of PMRD

9:25 am

Open-Air Sprays for Capturing and Controlling Airborne Float Coal Dust on Longwall Faces
Timothy Beck and Michael Shahan of PMRD

9:45 am

Assessing Foam Application to Mine Roof for Longwall Mining Shield Dust Control
W. Randy Reed, David Zheng, Scott Klima, Michael Shahan, and Timothy Beck of PMRD

Room 704

Coal & Energy: CFD Modelling for Mine Ventilation

9:25 am

CFD Analysis on Gas Distribution for Different Scrubber Redirection Configurations in Slab Cut
David Zheng, John Organiscak, and Timothy Beck of PMRD

Room 610

Health & Safety: Research Informing Regulations and Compliance
Eric Lutz of SMRD (co-chair)

9:25 am

Does it Protect? The Role of Personal Protective Equipment in Mining
Susan Moore of NPPTL

9:45 am

An Evaluation of the Relative Safety of U.S. Mining Explosion-Protected Equipment Approval Requirements Versus Those of International Standards
David Snyder of PMRD

10:05 am

Beyond Compliance: Innovative Monitoring Solutions for Respirable Dust and Crystalline Silica
Justin Patts of PMRD

Room 104

Coal & Energy: Research and Development I

10:25 am

Evaluating the Major Performance Characteristics of Current Standing Support Systems
Timothy Batchler of PMRD

Room 610

Health & Safety: Open Forum for the Future of the Nation’s Mining Safety and Health Research Agenda
Eric Lutz of SMRD (co-chair)

2:05 pm

Forum on the Future of the Nation’s Mining Safety and Health Research Agenda
Eric Lutz of SMRD

Room 501

Mining & Exploration: Operations: Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Challenges and Practical Solutions

2:25 pm

Analysis of Floor Heave due to High Horizontal Stresses in an Underground Limestone Mine
Brent Slaker and Michael Murphy of PMRD

Room 711

Coal & Energy: Ventilation Innovations

2:25 pm

Development of a Smart Monitoring and Control System Test Apparatus
Ronald Jacksha and Christopher Pritchard of SMRD

3:05 pm

Tracer Gas Study to Determine Face Ventilation Air and Gob Gas Movement Patterns on a Bleederless Longwall Panel
Steven Schatzel of PMRD

Room 102

Coal & Energy: Coal Characterization to End Use

2:45 am

Overview of Current US Longwall Gateroad Support Practices
Morgan Sears of PMRD

Room 708

Coal & Energy: Breathing Air Supplies
Rohan Fernando of NPPTL (chair)

3:05 pm

Usability Study Plan on Closed-Circuit Mine Escape Respirators (CCMER)
Rohan Fernando of NPPTL

3:25 pm

Novel Chemistries and Test Development for Mining Respiratory Protective Devices
David Murray of NPPTL

Room 702

Coal & Energy: Research and Development II

3:45 pm

Investigation of the Influence of a Large Steel Plate on the Magnetic Field Distribution of a Magnetic Proximity Detection System
Jingcheng Li and Miguel Reyes of PMRD

Room 704

Coal & Energy: Geologic Challenges in Underground and Surface Mining – Case Studies

4:05 pm

Effects of Longwall-Induced Subsurface Deformations on the Mechanical Integrity of Shale Gas Wells Drilled Over a Longwall Abutment Pillar
Wen Su of PMRD

Page last reviewed: 2/17/2017 Page last updated: 2/16/2017