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Aerostatic support system for underground coal mines.

Authors
Morrell RJ; Schmidt RL
Source
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 3-5, 1988, Morgantown, West Virginia. Peng SS, ed. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1988 Aug; :259-270
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006255
Abstract
This paper describes a ground support system developed by the Bureau of Mines for use with an underground coal auger. The system consists of inflatable airbags that are inserted in the holes as they are drilled, and then gradually deflated to provide controlled roof caving. Laboratory and field tests of the system show it to be technically feasible.
Keywords
Mining; Mining industry; Mining equipment; Coal mines; Coal mining; Ground control
Publication Date
19880803
Document Type
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Peng SS
Fiscal Year
1988
ISBN No.
9780930284374
Identifying No.
OP 107-88
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 3-5, 1988, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
WV; MN
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