Mining Feature: Breathing Air Supplies and Refuge Alternative Research at SME 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Learn about breathing air supplies (BAS) and refuge alternative (RA) research at SME 2016. NIOSH and noteworthy NIOSH-partnered research on BAS and RAs are boldfaced in the sessions listed below. To receive copies of the following publications, send a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.

Tuesday, February 23 – Room 229A

Coal & Energy: Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines I

Chairs: T. Lutz and D. Yantek of NIOSH PMRD

9:05 am

Analysis of Heat Loss Mechanisms for Mobile Tent-type Refuge Alternatives
P. Bissert1, D. Yantek1, M. Klein2 and L. Yan1; 1NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA and 2ThermoAnalytics, Inc., Calumet, MI

9:25 am

Validation of Thermal Simulation Model of 23-person Tent-type Mobile Refuge Alternative
L. Yan1, D. Yantek1, M. Klein2 and P. Bissert1; 1NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA and 2ThermoAnalytics, Inc., Calumet, MI

9:45 am

Refuge Alternatives Relief Valve Testing and Design
T. Lutz, P. Bissert, J. Yonkey and G. Homce; NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA

10:05 am

Effects of the Constant Mine Strata Temperature Assumption, and Initial Mine Air and Strata Temperatures on Refuge Alternative Internal Air Temperature
D. Yantek1, L. Yan1, P. Bissert1 and M. Klein2; 1NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA and 2ThermoAnalytics Inc., Calumet, MI

10:25 am

Human Thermoregulation Model for Analyzing the Performance of Mine Refuge Alternatives
M. Klein and M. Hepokoski; ThermoAnalytics, Inc., Calumet, MI

Coal & Energy: Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines II

Chairs: T. Lutz and D. Yantek of NIOSH PMRD

2:05 pm

Refuge Alternative, Protecting the Compressed Air Line
J. Silva-Castro and B. Lusk; Mining, Assistant Professor, Lexington, KY

2:25 pm

Universal Thermal Model of Refuge Shelters
D. Bahrami and G. Danko; Mining Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

2:45 pm

Movable Safe Haven Wall for Built-In-Place Refuge Alternatives
B. Lusk and K. Perry; Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

3:05 pm

Built-in-Place (BIP) Refuge Alternative Testing with a Borehole Blower
J. Piercy2 and E. Roscioli1; 1Exec, ChemBio Shelter, Inc., Allentown, PA, and 2Engineering, ChemBio Shelter, Inc., Sophia, WV

3:25 pm

Overview of NIOSH Research on Built-in-Place Refuge in Underground Coal Mines
R. Matetic1, D. Yantek1, A. Smith1, E. Thimons2 and J. Srednicki1; 1NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA and 2NIOSH (Contractor), Pittsburgh, PA

3:45 pm

Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS) tested in a Built-in-Place RA
D. Doerr1, E. Blalock2 and D. Bush3; 1Engineering, Liquid Air Breathing Technology, Merritt Island, FL; 2President, BCS Life Support LLC, Titusville, FL; and 3Biomedical Engineering, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Wednesday, February 24 – Room 224A

Coal & Energy: Breathing Air Supplies

Chairs: R. Fernando of NIOSH NPPTL and K. Pan of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

9:05 am

Virginia Tech Mine Rescue CCBA Experience
K. Pan; Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

9:25 am

The Impact of the Revised CCER Rules on the Mining Sector
J. Kravitz; USDOL, MSHA, Pittsburgh, PA

9:50 am

Constant Inspired Air Temperature Cooling Technology for 4-Hour Rebreathers
G. Srinivas, R. Copeland and S. Gebhard; TDA Research Inc., Golden, CO

10:15 am

Self-Contained Self-Rescuer Breathing Apparatus Improvement
J. Cornman and B. Toole; Diving and Life Support Systems Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, FL

10:35 am

Mine Rescue Breathing Apparatus Improvement
B. Toole and J. Cornman; NAVSEA, NAVY, Panama City, FL

10:55 am

Liquid Oxygen Retrofit Kit for Advanced Navy Rescue Rebreather
D. Bush1, E. Blalock3 and D. Doerr2; 1Biomedical Engineering, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL; 2Liquid Air Breathing Technology, Inc., Merritt Island, FL; and 3BCS Life Support, Titusville, FL

11:15 am

Advanced Cryogenic Breathing Apparatus for Emergency Mine Egress & Production of Liquid Air from Commercially Available Products
D. Bush1, E. Blalock3 and D. Doerr2; 1Biomedical Engineering, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL; 2Liquid Air Breathing Technology, Inc., Merritt Island, FL; and 3BCS Life Support, Titusville, FL

11:35 am

 OMSHR’s Effort on the Next Generation Closed-Circuit Mine Escape Respirator

R. Fernando; NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA


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