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7/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH's Pittsburgh Research Laboratory (PRL) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted joint research on post-explosion dust samples. The data will aid in future forensic investigations of accidental coal mine dust explosions.
6/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper briefly describes the progress in mine safety in the United States, with emphasis on recent events that have followed since the explosion at the Sago Mine in January 2006. Legislation following the mine accidents in 2006 and areas of work car...
8/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH conducted a study of the explosibility of various metals and other elemental dusts dispersed in air to aid in understanding dust cloud combustion and in evaluating the explosion hazards in the minerals and metals processing industries.
8/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH and MSHA conducted joint research on dust explosions by studying post-explosion dust samples of high and low volatile bituminous coals collected from full-scale explosions at NIOSH's Lake Lynn Experimental Mine and from laboratory explosions.
7/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA study of the ignition of non-fire-resistant hydraulic fluid sprays was conducted by NIOSH. Both an open flame and a hot steel surface were used as the external heat sources.
6/1/2006 - Book chaptersThis publication discusses the coal dust hazard related to explosions and how it is prevented in U.S. coal mines.
MSHA's reports and mining database were analyzed, and interviews and observations with mine workers and welders were conducted to determine the root causes of coal mine fires and explosions caused by flame cutting and welding operations.
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...
NIOSH and MSHA conducted joint research to evaluate explosion blast effects on mine ventilation stoppings at NIOSH Lake Lynn Experimental Mine. Results will aid in determining explosion forces that damage stoppings during actual coal mine explosions.
Development and Application of Reservoir Models for the Evaluation and Optimization of Longwall Methane Control SystemsThis paper describes the development of reservoir models for the longwall mining environment and their application for investigating the influence of various completion design parameters on the methane drainage effectiveness of gob gas ventholes.