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Smoke, Carbon Monoxide, and Hydrogen Chloride Production from the Pyrolysis of Conveyor Belting and Brattice Cloth1/1/1992 - Information CircularsAn investigation of the combustion products of typical materials found in underground mines. The results are combined with previous analyses to estimate relative toxicities, product levels and detectability of smoldering mine combustibles.
1/1/1992 - Reports of InvestigationsThe U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed an intrinsically safe carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring system for mines by coupling a fiber-optic data telemetry system with a prototype electrochemical CO monitor.
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.
1/1/1989 - Reports of InvestigationsThe U.S. Bureau of Mines used a contact drilling strategy with short-collared assemblies in order to rotary drill long horizontal methane drainage holes in the Beckley coalbed near Glen Daniel, West Virginia. By decreasing the thrust and increasing the ...
The Bureau of Mines conducted an investigation into the occurrence of outbursts of salt known to be responsible for explosions, fatalities, and damage in domal salt mines. The purpose of the investigation was to develop a basis for predicting these outb...
The 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.
A Bureau of Mines geologic study of Pennsylvanian and Permian coalbeds in southwestern Pennsylvania was undertaken to determine the effects of coalbed geology and petrology on in situ coalbed gas contents.
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...
1/1/1987 - Reports of InvestigationsGob holes are routinely used by the mining industry to vent methane from gobs and to prevent it from entering the mine ventilation system. In some cases, flows from gob holes are measured by centering an anemometer on the end of a discharge pipe. These ...