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Research in advanced power systems for mining health and safety.

Authors
Chaplin ES; Anderson RE; Shore JJ; Smith JL; Jassowski DM
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 40-72, 1972 Jan; :1-243
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10000350
Abstract
Systems analytical techniques have been formulated and applied to quantitatively assess the relative safety merits of four shuttle car power systems for use in underground coal mines. Results from two techniques--forced decision analysis and fault tree analysis - suggest the open-cycle diesel to be the most desirable of the power systems studied, with the closed-cycle diesel being next, followed by the battery-motor and the electric cable-reel. Two basic mine shuttle-car configurations were considered for incorporation of a closed diesel powerplant. Engineering designs, performance parameters, and the logistics of servicing the power systems were formulated. The utilization of the closed diesel shuttle car as an emergency rescue vehicle was discussed.
Keywords
Mine haulage; Engines; Coal mining; Safety engineering; Electric vehicles; Diesel engines; Hazards; Mining engineering; Potassium hydroxides; Potassium oxides; Liquid oxygen; Diesel fuels; Design criteria; Evaluation; Closed cycle diesel engines; Open cycle diesel engines; Advanced power systems; Fault tree analysis; Forced decision analysis
Publication Date
19720101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB-214277/6
NTIS Price
A12
Identifying No.
OFR 40-72; Contract-H0220004
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 40-72
State
PA; CA
Performing Organization
Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company, Sacramento, California
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