Boring miner. Phase I. Conceptual design and assessment.
Baum-GL; Freed-DL Jr.; Giduando-CAG; Keen-RW
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract C-30124P, 1981 Jul; :1-188
This report describes background research and design studies undertaken to identify concepts for a state-of-the-art Boring Miner. The information is presented in sufficient detail to allow the reader to develop a familiarity with Boring-Type Miners in general; then it presents a complete collection of data in the form of detailed analysis of the various conceptual design approaches to familiarize the reader with the nature of the proposed solutions. It is important to remember that the problem is that of making a Borer compatible with the requirements of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. This report also contrasts the Borer and its application in coal mining to the presently most predominant, Drum-Ripper-Type of continuous miner, and provides a summary interpretation of the results of the various conceptual design studies and economic analyses. The results support the recommendations as to the future direction for the program.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Mining-equipment; Dusts; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract C-30124P
National Mine Service Company