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Sulfur hexafluoride as a mine ventilation research tool - recent field applications.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8735, 1982 Dec; :1-15
Sulfur hexafluoride (sf6) is an odorless, colorless, nontoxic gas that has found acceptance as a tracer gas in research on ventilation patterns, measurement of air leak rates, respirable dust reductions due to bagging hood modifications, and the study of airflows relating to gob boreholes. Following a short review of the sf6 sampling technique, this report describes recent Bureau of Mines projects in which sf6 was used successfully as a tracer gas, enabling researchers to acquire representative data quickly and inexpensively.
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 8735
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