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A method for calculating mine ventilation pressure losses using computers and desk-top calculators: a supplement to Information Circular 7809.
Harris EJ; Dalzell RW; Kline RJ; Miller EJ
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8594, 1973 Jan; :1-22
Data obtained from mine ventilation pressure and quantity surveys are required to accurately diagnose ventilation problems, project future air quantity needs, and locate conditions adversely affecting the efficiency of a mine ventilation system. A method for making mine ventilation pressure surveys with aneroid altimeters was presented in Bureau of Mines information circular 7809, and a description of field calculation technique is presented. This report supplements information circular 7809 by developing the information obtained during a mine ventilation pressure survey into a single equation suitable, with appropriate modification, for use with desk-top calculators and digital computers. The equation can be used to calculate the ventilation pressure from the base station to any underground station, or between any two underground stations, and can be programed for semiautomatic sequential calculation using a desk-top calculator. An example of application to a programed desk-top calculator is provided in the appendix.
Mine ventilation; Pressure reduction; Computation; Digital simulation; Calculators; Mining engineering; Mathematical models
IH; Information Circular
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8594
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