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Sulfur hexafluoride as a mine ventilation research tool. Recent field applications.
Timko RJ; Thimons ED
J Mine Vent Soc S Afr 1986 Feb; 39(2):13-20
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.
Analytical-processes; Mining-industry; Underground-mining
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Journal of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division