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10/1/1999 - Reports of InvestigationsA performance comparison of 14 rescue breathing apparatus was undertaken as an assessment of past and present worldwide technology. Rescue breathing apparatus are self-contained, closed-circuit breathing apparatus used for entry into areas having atmosp...
Prediction of Longwall Methane Emissions: An Evaluation of the Influence of Mining Practices on Gas Emissions and Methane Control Systems10/1/1999 - Reports of InvestigationsAn analysis of the consequences of increasing longwall panel dimensions, particularly face width, in gassy coalbeds. Continuous longwall face emission monitoring studies were conducted at two adjacent mines operating in the Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed, whe...
In-depth Survey Report: Control Technology for Environmental Enclosures - The Effect of Wind Speed Upon Aerosol Penetration Into an Enclosure at Clean Air Filter, Defiance, IA2/1/1999 - NIOSH/USBM numbered publicationsThe effect of wind speed upon aerosol penetration into an idealized enclosure was studied.
NIOSH Hazard ID 3 - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Death After the Use of Explosives in a Sewer Construction Project3/1/1998 - Hazards IDsIn a recent incident, three cases of CO poisoning in a confined space, including one fatality, were caused by CO migrating through soil after nearby use of explosives during a municipal sewer project. This incident illustrates that CO from subsurface de...
1/1/1997 - Conference papersTraditional techniques to experimentally determine toxic fumes produced by detonating high explosives are not applicable to blasting agents. To detonate properly, blasting agents require confinement, a significant booster, and other parameters.
1/1/1996 - Reports of InvestigationsPittsburgh Research Center conducted experiments with mine conveyor belt samples in a 20-L furnace and in a laboratory fire tunnel to measure and compare the major toxic gas concentrations evolved during the combustion of the materials.
1/1/1995 - Reports of InvestigationsThe U.S. Bureau of Mines has constructed a smoke chamber and developed sensitivity tests for smoke detectors. Evaluation of six smoke detectors showed their potential for use as mine fire sensors or as part of a mine atmospheric monitoring system.
1/1/1995 - Reports of InvestigationsThis U.S. Bureau of Mines study examined spontaneous heating episodes in coal mine pillars in an active underground coal mine. The objective of this study was to discover if the location of future events of pillar spontaneous heating could be inferred ...
1/1/1994 - Reports of InvestigationsProduction trends were analyzed for 82 gob gas ventholes on 7 longwall panels in the Lower Kittanning Coalbed, Pennsylvania.
1/1/1993 - Reports of InvestigationsCatalyzed diesel particulate filters (CDPFs) reduce the concentration of diesel particulate matter (DPM) and may reduce the emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) in diesel exhaust.