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Mining Publication: Methane Control at Continuous Miner Sections

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Original creation date: June 2006

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This chapter gives guidelines for preventing methane gas explosions at continuous miner sections in coal mines, both at continuous miners and at roof bolters. The need to control peak methane emissions is particularly stressed. Emphasis is also placed on ventilation principles, monitoring for gas, and reducing frictional ignitions.

Authors: FN Kissell, CD Taylor, GV Goodman

Book Chapter - June 2006

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20030254

Ch 3 in: Kissell-FN [2006]. Handbook for Methane Control in Mining. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-127, Information Circular 9486, 2006 Jun; :37-54