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Eighth International Mine Ventilation Congress, ISBN-13: 978-1628702484

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  • 477 pages
  • Publisher: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) (2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1628702484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1628702484

The International Mine Ventilation Congress series has become a very important way for those with an interest in mine ventilation and atmosphere control to share information and new developments. The Congresses to date have been the pre-eminent meetings for discussion of cutting-edge research and innovative technologies relevant to mine atmospheres. Mines that will operate for the next few decades are being designed today. With the current pace of technology change, significant new developments in mine ventilation can be expected. The Congress provided a timely review of innovative approaches being developed. It is hoped that it will assist the mining industry to meet the challenge of more effective management of mine ventilation issues. The mining industry is under unprecedented technical, commercial and social pressures to continuously improve its performance. It is an industry that on a global stage has always been cyclical. Within the global economy there are short good times followed by extended periods of low prices. There is increasing shareholder demand for performance in all parts of the cycle. Evolution and operating excellence including outstanding technological endeavour have become essential for survival. All papers in the Proceedings have been peer reviewed and edited to ensure the highest relevance and quality.

Table of Contents
Section I. Cooling I
1. Performance and Acceptance Testing of Mine Refrigeration Plants
2. Improving the Efficiency of Mine Ventilation and Cooling Systems through Active Control
3. Ventilation and Cooling Design for Long Declines
4. Modern Cooling Strategies for Ultra-Deep Hydropower Mines
5. Ejector Refrigeration Systems for Chilled Water Using High-Pressure Water as the Motive Fluid
Section II. Cooling II
6. Planning of Air Cooling Systems in Mines and Tunnels
7. Factors Influencing the Choice of Cooling and Refrigeration Systems for Mines
8. Surface Cooling at Kidd Creek Mine
9. Maximising the Output of a Surface Bulk Air Cooling Installation on a South African Mine
10. An Integrated Approach Towards the Optimisation of Ventilation, Air Cooling and Pumping Requirements for Hot Mines
Section III. Heat
11. The Contribution of Cemented Backfill to Heat Loads in Mines
12. Heat Illness in Mining
13. Comparative Evaluation of Fogging Phenomenon in the Ramp of Three Mines in Finland
14. Underground Mine Ventilation Planning and Design with Regards to Heat Load and Cooling Mechanisms
15. Steam Outburst in a Hot Mine in Japan
Section IV. Respirable Dust
16. Effective Control of Respirable Dust in Underground Coal Mines in the United States
17. An Investigation of Air and Dust Flow Patterns around the Longwall Shearer
18. A Field Demonstration of a Modified Wet Scrubber for Dust Control in an Illinois Coal Mine
19. State-of-the-Art in Monitoring Respirable Mine Aerosols
20. Using Ventilation Control Technology to Reduce Respirable Dust Exposures at US Metal/Non-Metal Mining Operations
Section V. Case Studies I
21. Generation, Transport and Control of Dust in Frozen, Underground Placer Mines in the Arctic
22. Improved Ventilation and Dust Capture in Underground Crushing Plants
23. Influence of Section Intake Dust Levels as an Exposure Assessment Parameter in Dust Exposure Level Index (DELI) Model
24. Evaluation of Person-Wearable Methane Monitors
25. Predegassing of Coal Seams in German Hard Coal Mines
Section VI. Gases
26. Longwall Goaf Gas Drainage and Control Strategies for Highly Gassy Mines
27. Methods for Evaluating Explosion Resistant Ventilation Structures
28. Management of Seam Gas Emission and Spontaneous Combustion in a Highly Gassy, Thick and Multi Seam Coal Mine – A Learning Experience
29. Experience with Production in a Gassy Environment, Oaky North Mine
30. The Continuing Evolution of Gas Drainage in Australia
Section VII. Diesel
31. Controls Being Used to Reduce Diesel Particulate Matter Exposures in US Underground Metal and Non-Metal Mines
32. Long-Term Evaluation of Diesel Particulate Filter Systems at Inco’s Stobie Mine
33. Diesel Particulate Matter Control Technologies and Measurements in US Mines
34. Filtration Efficiency, Secondary Emissions and Reliability of Particle Filter Systems in Underground Workplaces
35. Investigations into the Removal of Airborne Pollutants from Underground Ventilating Air in a Deep Hot Mine
Section VIII. Fires
36. The Computational Modelling of Conveyor Belt Fires in Mine Galleries
37. Monitoring and Control of Ventilation in Polish Coal Mines
38. Simulation of the Effects of Inertisation of Fires on Mine Ventilation Systems
39. Effects of Open Fire on Ventilation in Coal Mines
40. First Mexican Coal Mine Recovery after Mine Fire, Esmeralda Mine
Section IX. Spontaneous Combustion
41. Unique Experience of Controlling Active Spontaneous Heating in the Working BG Panel Goaf at GDK 8 Incline, RG-II Area – A Case Study
42. Fundamental Studies for Detecting Fire Source of Spontaneous Combustion Using the Self-Potential Method – In situ Measurement in a Combusting Coal Waste Pile
43. Development of Inhibitors to Reduce the Spontaneous Heating Susceptibility of Indian Coals
44. Laboratory-Scale Assessment of Hot Spot Development in Bulk Coal Self-Heating
45. The Application of Numerical Modelling to the Assessment of the Potential for, and the Detection of, Spontaneous Combustion in Coal Mines
Section X. Monitoring and Control
46. Optimising Mine Ventilation through the Use of Life-Cycle Production Models
47. Real-Time Airflow Monitoring and Control within the Mine Production System
48. Measurements and Modelling of Pressure Surges in Orepasses
49. Continuous Monitoring of Barometric Pressure in Deep Mines
50. The FutureMine Collaborative Research Initiative – Making Research Work
Section XI. Case Studies II
51. Statutory Compliance of Sealing Plans and Information Required by Queensland Industry Regulators
52. Effects of Ventilation Leakage in Deep, Hot Room and Pillar Operations
53. Modelling of the Ventilation System of a Deep Uranium Mine
54. Ventilation Planning at the Red Lake Mine
55. A Ventilation System for Large Block Cave Mines
Section XII. Poster Papers
56. Mathematical Simulation of Thermal Processes in Underground Workings of Mines Located in the Cryolitic Zone
57. The Improved Mapping and Analysis of Mine Climate within UK Deep Coal Mines
58. Assessing New Airflow Requirements at the Meikle Mine – A Case for an Additional Main Centrifugal Fan and the Inclusion of Evaporative Cooling Spray Chambers for Airflow Quality Improvement
59. A Three-Dimensional Simulation of Mine Ventilation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
60. Quantification of Ventilation Air Methane and Alternatives for its Utilisation
Section XIII. Spontaneous Combustion Workshop
61. Numerical Modelling of Coal Spontaneous Combustion with Moisture Included
62. New Technologies Used for the Prevention of Spontaneous Combustion Occurrences in Coal Mines
63. Evaluation of Arising Spontaneous Fire Centre Temperature and Time of Coal Self-Ignition
64. Catastrophe Analysis of Coal Oxidation Process under Low Temperature
Authors Index

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