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Gas migration characteristics of coalbeds.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, TPR-12, :1-10
The Bureau of Mines conducted drilling studies in the Pocahontas No. 3, the Pittsburgh , and a western coalbed to establish the gas migration characteristics for each. Gas pressures in the Pittsburgh coalbed were about 260 lb/in2 and in excess of 550 lb/in2 in the Pocahontas No. 3. Caving in drillholes prevented pressure measurements in the western coalbed. The Pittsburgh coalbed contained intersecting "clay veins" which formed gas pressure cells . Although these geological features hamper mining, they can be used t o control the flow of methane into a mine working. Methane control techniques are proposed for the Pittsburgh and Pocahontas No. 3 coalbeds.
Mine-gases; Mining-industry; Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Explosive-gases; Explosive-atmospheres; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, TPR-12
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