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Reducing longwall face ignitions.
Cecala-AB; O'Green-J; Watson-R; Jankowski-RA
World Min Equip 1985 Jan; 9(1):44-46
Methane ignitions are still one of the most serious hazards facing coal mine operators today. There have been a number of coal mine fatalities caused by methane ignitions over the past few years. Records from 1971 through 1980 indicate an average of approximately 50 recorded ignitions over the latter part of this period due, in part, to ignitions occurring on longwall panels where the high rate of extraction liberates methane at a higher rate. As mining continues to expand to greater depths, it is estimated that methane levels will also increase.
OP; Journal Article
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World Mining Equipment
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division