Title

Utilization of Belt Air to Ventilate Working Sections in Underground Coal Mines

Abstract

This paper describes the basic requirements for the utilization of belt air to ventilate working sections at remote locations in relation to the main fans. It highlights the risks involved, potential problems, and the provisions that must be followed by mine operators for the safe use of belt air. The paper also presents a brief review of the current regulations, conveyor belting tests, atmospheric monitoring system requirements, and the experience gained by mine operators to utilize the belt entries to ventilate remote working sections or areas where mechanized equipment is being installed or removed. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations with respect to the utilization of belt air and the composition of belt material in underground coal mines. Copyright © 2008 by SME.

Meeting Name

SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2008: New Horizons - New Challenges""

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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