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Design and Recommended Specifications for a Safe Methane Gas Piping System.
Tongue-DW; Schuster-DD; Niedbala-R; Bondurant-DM
NTIS: PB/259-340 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :97 pages
This report describes the engineering work leading to the design of an underground coal mine piping system to transport approximately 2,000,000 cubic feet per day of methane gas to the surface from degasification holes drilled horizontally into the coalbed in existing coal mines. Safety instrumentation for detecting gas leaks and provisions for automatic emergency shutdown are included in the design. It also includes specifications for a safe system of handling gas, water, and drill cuttings during drilling of the horizontal holes and recommendations for compressor and metering facilities at the surface.
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NTIS: PB/259-340 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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