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1/1/1974 - Reports of InvestigationsThe Bureau of Mines found sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), released from a lecture bottle, to be an ideal gaseous tracer for studying mine ventilation systems. In a Pennsylvania limestone mine, this technique was useful in evaluating the effectiveness of auxi...
As one of its projects for degasification of major panels of coal prior to mining within them, the Bureau of Mines conducted methane emission studies during development of a set of three headings 1,800 feet in a major coal panel (2,700 by 3,500 feet) wh...
Geologic Factors Causing Roof Instability and Methane Emission Problems: The Lower Kittanning Coalbed, Cambria County, PaA geologic study of Mines 32 and 33 in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, was conducted as part of a methane control research program.
The applicability of the "direct method" for determining the methane content of virgin coalbeds was tested. Preliminary results indicate that the direct method, when applied to exploration cores, can be successfully used to estimate coalbed gas content ...
To determine if coals from mines which had no history of detectable gas emission contained adsorbed methane, samples of coal at the shaft bottom and at an active face were obtained and placed in sealed metal cylinders.
Methane Diffusion Parameters for Sized Coal Particles: A Measuring Apparatus and Some Preliminary ResultsA sorption apparatus for measuring the equilibrium sorption isotherm and the rate of diffusion of methane from fine-sized coal was designed and constructed. Preliminary work that used Pittsburgh and Pocahontas No. 3 Coal shows that the diffusion coeffic...
The effect of water infusion on the flow of methane and on the production of dust was investigated at an active face in the Pittsburgh coalbed. The average total flow of methane at the face decreased by approximately 79 percent, whereas the flow from th...
The use of a partially slotted 6.5-Inch-inside-diameter vertical pipe to remove methane from a longwall gob area at a depth of 2,260 feet in the Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed was investigated. The value of gas removed by such a pipe under free-flow condition...
Methane-flow and pressure data taken from a mine in the Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed are compared with flow rates from lump coal obtained in laboratory experiments. From this, it is concluded that the main source of gas is the intact coalbed rather than a "...
Methane Emission Rate Study in a Deep Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed Mine in Conjunction With Drilling Degasification Holes in the CoalbedA degasification experiment was conducted in a Pocahontas No. 3 Coalbed mine in Virginia. It involved (1) drilling holes in the coalbed in the outside headings of a set of five being developed in virgin area and (2) conducting a methane emission rate st...