Mining Publication: Sulfur Hexafluoride as a Mine Ventilation Research Tool - Recent Field Applications

Original creation date: December 1982

Report of Investigations - December 1982

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10002628

Source Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8735, 1982 Dec; :1-15

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is an odorless, colorless, nontoxic gas that has found acceptance as a tracer gas in research on ventilation patterns, measurement of air leak rates, respirable dust reductions due to bagging hood modifications, and the study of airflows relating to gob boreholes. Following a short review of the SF6 sampling technique, this report describes recent Bureau of Mines projects in which SF6 was used successfully as a tracer gas, enabling researchers to acquire representative data quickly and inexpensively.

Authors: RJ Timko, ED Thimons

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Report of Investigations - December 1982

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10002628

Source Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8735, 1982 Dec; :1-15


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