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The Bureau of Mines has successfully tested a method to simulate methane (CH4) flows from face areas through the returns of noncoal mines. This technique involves releasing a small quantity of tracer gas at a working area and sampling for that gas downs...
This report considers the results achieved when 80 domal salt samples were tested for gas content by dissolution in a controlled atmosphere chamber.
This Bureau of Mines research study found gas emission rates from an advancing face, and flows and pressure of gas from an exploration drill hole were dependent upon the geology of salt encountered in a domal salt mine. This information suggests a great...
1/1/1984 - Information CircularsA tabulation of methane emissions during 1980 for all United States coal mines with emissions greater than 0.1 MMcfd. The report also compares records of 1975 and 1980 and describes relationships between emissions in 1980 and the Bureau's coalbed gas co...
Since 1970, abnormally high methane emissions have been observed in eastern sections of the Federal No. 2 Mine operating in the Pittsburgh coalbed in northern West Virginia. The nature and volume of these emissions indicate a source other than the coalb...
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 ...
1/1/1983 - Reports of InvestigationsThe cross-measure borehole technique is being studied as an alternative to the use of surface gob boreholes as a means of controlling methane in gobs during longwall mining. Small-diameter holes are drilled from underground locations into strata overlyi...
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...
9/1/1982 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines has developed two experimental designs for determining the volumes and relative proportions of the various gas species, particularly methane (CH4), occluded in rock salt. The two methods are ball- mill crushing and dissolution. Of th...
Investigation of Methane Emissions From an Advancing Face in the Belle Isle Domal Salt Mine, Louisiana1/1/1982 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines measured methane emission rates from an advancing salt face ranging from 15 to 56 ft3/ton (0.5 to 1.8 M3/t). Small room size, use of a continuous miner, and a well-defined ventilation system made possible air velocity and methane con...