Test report on the machine-mounted continuous respirable dust monitor.
Kissell FN; Thimons ED
Proceedings of the Seventh International Mine Ventilation Congress, June 17-22, 2001, Crakow, Poland. S Wasilewski, ed., Crakow, Poland: Research & Development Center for Electrical Engineering and Automation in Mining (EMAG), 2001 Jun; :253-260
The machine-mounted continuous respirable dust montior (MMCRDM) is a fixed-location area sampling device developed for possible use at the working face of an underground coal mine. This device, based on proprietary technology known as the tapered element oscillating microbalance, has evolved over the past eight years through a cooperative effort of the rformer Bureau of Mines, MSHA, and the Rupprecht and Patashnick Company in Albany, NY. The capability to measure respirable cola mine dust levels on a continuous basis, rather than depending solely on periodic samples obtained from the traditional coal mine dust samplers, has been a goal in the mining industry for nearly two decades. Recently, an extensive series of laboratory and underground tests was conducted by NIOSH with the cooperation of MSHA and coal operators to test the performance of the MMCRDM.
Dusts; Dust sampling; Dust samplers; Dust measurement; Dust exposure; Black lung; Coal workers; Coal workers pneumoconiosis; Coal mining; Coal miners; Pneumoconiosis; Respiratory system disorders; Pulmonary system disorders; Pulmonary system;
Author Keywords: Dust; coal dust; dust instrumentation; dust sampling; dust monitoring; black lung; pneumoconiosis
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Proceedings of the Seventh International Mine Ventilation Congress, June 17-22, 2001, Crakow, Poland