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Methane Control At Continuous Miner Sections; Handbook For Methane Control In Mining
  • Published Date:
    6/1/2006
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    In This Chapter [Methane emission peaks Exhaust line curtain or duct The spray fan system Dust scrubbers with blowing ventilation Dust scrubbers with exhaust ventilation The ventilation of abnormally gassy faces Methane detection at continuous miner faces Ventilation and methane detection at bolter faces and Reducing frictional ignitions] 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. METHANE EMISSION PEAKS Methane emission from the coal at continuous miner faces varies considerably. Plotted on a chart, methane emissions consist of a series of peaks and valleys corresponding to the cutting cycle of the mining machine, with the methane concentration spiking as the machine cuts into the coal (Figure 3-1) [Kissell et al. 1974]. These methane peaks can be substantial. For this reason, efforts to safely dilute the methane must focus on the level of the [ ]

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