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Lightning Propagation Through the Earth and its Potential for Methane Ignitions in Abandoned Areas of Underground Coal Mines10/1/2002 - Conference papersThis paper addresses the question, 'Can lightning cause potential differences capable of igniting methane-and-air mixtures at overburden depths at which underground coal mining occurs?'
Evaluating Performance Characteristics of Machine-Mounted Methane Monitors by Measuring Response Time6/1/2002 - Conference papersThis publication examines a procedure for measuring the response time of machine-mounted methane monitors
6/1/2001 - Conference papersThis publication develops criteria for selecting the best machine locations for monitoring methane and gives recommendations for revising methane action levels for alternative sampling locations.
6/1/2001 - Conference papersResearch to determine how machine-mounted water sprays and a scrubber interact to reduce methane levels and what spray configurations provide the best face ventilation when used with a scrubber.
5/1/2001 - Conference papersThis paper covers the development of NIOSH's modified direct method to measure the gas content of coal samples.
2/1/2001 - Conference papersPast studies with blowing face ventilation systems have shown that using a machine-mounted scrubber and water sprays can reduced methane levels at the face.
Study of toxic fumes produced by the detonation of ANFO/emulsion blends. An extension of previous ANFO fumes production research that includes an emulsion blasting agent.
This paper provides a brief overview of the ongoing study to evaluate the use of these chambers for pressure loading of full-scale seal designs using compressed air, water, or internal gas explosions.
The importance of controlling respirable dust and methane gas levels in underground coal mining cannot be underestimated. While respirable dust can significantly affect the occupational health of underground coal miner, methane gas accumulations pose s...
2/1/2000 - Conference papersStudy of toxic fumes produced by the detonation of various ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO) mixtures and several cap-sensitive explosives.