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1/1/1977 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Beckley Mine is one of five new mines in a heretofore unmined portion of the Beckley coalbed. The remoteness of these new mines from prior mining and their greater overburden preclude applying methane emission experience obtained in the old mines. F...
1/1/1976 - Reports of InvestigationsThe methane emissions from an advancing coal mine section were continuously monitored for 120 days. During this time, the section advanced 2,000 feet into virgin Pittsburgh coalbed producing 54,565 tons of coal with a total methane emission of 91 millio...
1/1/1976 - Reports of InvestigationsMethane emission from two surface gob-degasification boreholes was measured by the Bureau of Mines. The investigation took place during mining of a 3,200-foot longwall panel in the Lower Kittanning coalbed in central Pennsylvania. The first hole was 500...
1/1/1974 - Information CircularsThis Bureau of Mines survey of methane emissions indicates that total daily emissions have declined from 227 mm ft3 in 1971 to 214.7 mm ft3 in 1973. The highest average daily emissions in million cubic feet per day are detailed by state.
1/1/1973 - Reports of InvestigationsAs one of its projects for degasification of major panels of coal prior to mining within them, the Bureau of Mines conducted methane emission studies during development of a set of three headings 1,800 feet in a major coal panel (2,700 by 3,500 feet) wh...
1/1/1973 - Reports of InvestigationsThe applicability of the "direct method" for determining the methane content of virgin coalbeds was tested. Preliminary results indicate that the direct method, when applied to exploration cores, can be successfully used to estimate coalbed gas content ...
Methane Diffusion Parameters for Sized Coal Particles: A Measuring Apparatus and Some Preliminary ResultsA sorption apparatus for measuring the equilibrium sorption isotherm and the rate of diffusion of methane from fine-sized coal was designed and constructed. Preliminary work that used Pittsburgh and Pocahontas No. 3 Coal shows that the diffusion coeffic...
1/1/1972 - Information CircularsThis survey was conducted to determine the magnitude of the methane emission and control problem in U.S. bituminous coal mines. The resultant data indicate that the emission rate for any given coalbed depends primarily on the coal production rate and on...
Methane-flow and pressure data taken from a mine in the Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed are compared with flow rates from lump coal obtained in laboratory experiments. From this, it is concluded that the main source of gas is the intact coalbed rather than a "...
Methane Emission Rate Study in a Deep Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed Mine in Conjunction With Drilling Degasification Holes in the CoalbedA degasification experiment was conducted in a Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed mine in Virginia. It involved (1) drilling holes in the coalbed in the outside headings of a set of five being developed in virgin area and (2) conducting a methane emission rate st...