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Design Criteria for Panic Bars and Auger Miner Safety - 7 Volume Set. Volume 7 - Auger Miner Safety Study.
NTIS: PB/240-432 :83 pages
The second part of the final report describes the need for safety improvements on auger-type continuous miners in terms of auger rotation control and provides recommendations for design changes to satisfy this need. Volume 7 provides designs developed to facilitate and accelerate auger rotation stoppage (and auger rotation startup so as to promote auger disengagement during auger miner repositioning). The designs include a time delay and warning signal prior to auger startup to permit any miners near the augers to get away from the augers before they start rotating.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division