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Mine power systems. Volume II.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0155009, 1982 Jan; :1-534
This eight-chapter document is the second volume of a two-volume report that presents a comprehensive outline of coal mine electrical power systems from theory to practice. Together, the two volumes contain the vital aspects that go into planning and designing a mine power system. Building upon Volume I, the subject of protective equipment and relaying starts Volume II, first as an introduction in chapter 8, then by a treatment of device selection in chapter 9. Chapter 10 continues system protection in terms of transients and overvoltages. Chapter 11 describes the design of major power equipment, including power centers, switchhouses, and substations. Solid-state applications in mining are given in chapter 12, and batteries and battery charging are discussed in chapter 13. Chapter 14 covers electrical equipment in hazardous locations of mining operations. The report concludes with chapter 15, a discussion of electrical maintenance as well as some specific mine electrical problems. Information on surface and underground use is included in all chapters. An index finishes the documentation and is cross- referenced to both report volumes.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Electrical-equipment; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Safety-practices; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Underground-mining; Coal-mining
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 178(2)-82; Contract-J0155009
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0155009
Pennsylvania State University
Page last reviewed: November 12, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division