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Methane control at continuous miner sections.
Kissell-FN; Taylor-CD; Goodman-GVR
Handbook for methane control in mining. Kissell FN, ed. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-127 (IC 9486), 2006 Jun; :37-54
This chapter gives guidelines for preventing methane gas explosions at continuous miner sections in coal mines, both at continuous miners and at roof bolters. The need to control peak methane emissions is particularly stressed. Emphasis is also placed on ventilation principles, monitoring for gas, and reducing frictional ignitions.
Mining-industry; Methane-control; Methanes; Safety-research; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Ventilation; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-systems; Mining-equipment; Gas-detectors; Ignition-sources
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Handbook for methane control in mining
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