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Methane control by isolation of a major coal panel - Pittsburgh coalbed.
Findlay C; Krickovic S; Carpetta JE
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7790, 1973 Jan; :1-11
As one of its projects for degasification of major panels of coal prior to mining within them, the Bureau of Mines conducted methane emission studies during development of a set of three headings 1,800 feet in a major coal panel (2,700 by 3,500 feet) which had been completely isolated by sets of main headings for 12 months in the Federal No. 2 Mine (Pittsburgh coalbed) in northern West Virginia. Similar emission studies were conducted in the development of two sets of main headings in virgin coal areas nearby. Comparing the two sets of data indicated that the isolated coal panel had been degasified by approximately 70 percent. Work done in cooperation with the Eastern Associated Coal Corp.
Mine-gases; Mining-industry; Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Explosive-gases; Explosive-atmospheres; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7790
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