A Review of Environmental Monitoring Systems in Underground Mines.
Murphy-JN; Bowser-ML; Scott-LW
Pres 1977 AIME Ann Mtg Min Eng 1977 31(9):5 pages
The environmental status of underground mining operations is critical to the health and safety of the miners; particularly in a large mine, the multitude of interacting parameters that can favorably or adversely affect the environmental status makes the manpower requirement of the routine checking of specific areas and conditions a formidable one. While the concept of environmental monitoring for miners has been considered for some time, until recently the availability of sensors to reliably measure the parameters of interest severely limited the utility of such systems. The status of sensors for mine use and the evaluation of environmental monitoring systems is reviewed.
Pres. 1977 AIME Ann. Mtg.; Min. Eng., V. 31, No. 9, Sept. 1979, PP. 1370-1374