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1/1/1990 - Information CircularsThe U.S. Bureau of Mines evaluated product-of-combustion characteristics of combustible materials used in coal mining in experiments conducted in an intermediate-scale fire tunnel, and evaluated each material's effectiveness for mine fire detection.
1/1/1988 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines has developed a system using a high-speed electropneumatic mechanism for the rapid (grab) sampling of dusts and gases during an explosion to monitor pyrolysis-charring in coal particles and combustion of pyrolysis vapors.
1/1/1987 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines has developed a practical methodology for determining occluded gas contents of domal rock salt samples. The method, which is portable and fieldworthy, provides results in 5 min or less.
1/1/1987 - Information CircularsOutbursts are sudden and violent releases of gas and coal that result from a complex function of geology, stress regime, and gas pressure and content. The Bureau of Mines has reviewed methods for prediction and mitigation of such outbursts in use worldw...
1/1/1986 - Information CircularsThe Bureau of Mines used sulfur hexafluoride (sf6) tracer gas to evaluate the effectiveness of gob ventilation and/or sealing practices at three coal mines, each having different problems associated with their mined-out areas.
Problems Facing Coal Mining and Gas Production in the Hartshorne Coalbeds of the Western Arkoma Basin, OK12/1/1983 - Reports of InvestigationsMajor problems facing the development of coal and gas resources of the Hartshorne Coalbeds include the complex distribution of minable and unminable coal, high methane content and bed pressure, faulting, variations in degree of dip, presence of natural ...
12/1/1982 - Reports of InvestigationsSulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is an odorless, colorless, nontoxic gas that has found acceptance as a tracer gas in research on ventilation patterns, measurement of air leak rates, respirable dust reductions due to bagging hood modifications, and the study o...
1/1/1980 - Reports of InvestigationsThe face ventilation measurement method developed by the Bureau of Mines involves releasing a small volume of tracer gas (SF6) on the off-curtain side of the working face at the start of the mining cycle.
1/1/1978 - Reports of InvestigationsTests were conducted to study shelf life of evacuated vacutainer samplers prior to sampling and also to check the stability of sampled gases prior to analysis.
1/1/1978 - Reports of InvestigationsIn this Bureau of Mines investigation, production was monitored for 1 year at over 30 coalbed gas-drainage boreholes located in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.