Utilization of Belt Air to Ventilate Working Sections in Underground Coal Mines
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.
F. Calizaya and J. C. Tien, "Utilization of Belt Air to Ventilate Working Sections in Underground Coal Mines," Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration - SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2008: "New Horizons - New Challenges", Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), Jan 2008.
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