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Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities

Robert P Vinson

Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities

by Robert P Vinson

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Published by Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Methane -- Measurement,
  • Coal mines and mining -- Safety measures,
  • Mine gases,
  • Mine explosions

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 15

    Statementby Robert P. Vinson, Edward D. Thimons, and Fred N. Kissell
    SeriesReport of investigations - Bureau of Mines ; 8267
    ContributionsThimons, Edward D., joint author, Kissell, Fred N., joint author, United States. Bureau of Mines
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[3], 15 p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14914875M

    Methane. What is the source of methane in coal mines? It is liberated from coal and adjoining strata. Where is methane usually found in mines? Along the roof, to the rises, in the vicinity of working faces, in dead ends and above falls. Is methane an explosive by itself? No. Oxygen is . Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities / ([Washington, D.C.]: Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, []), by Robert P. Vinson, Fred N. Kissell, and Edward D. .

    Methane may be released from a variety of sources in a mine, including strata in the roof or floor, as well as the coal seam itself. Since methane continues to be released after mining is completed, effective ventilation or sealing of mined-out areas is critical. Consequently, to verify that ventilation is effective and seals are maintained, weekly. NO.1 Mine (10 No. ) RFH Coal Company Craynor, Floyd County, Kentucky Janu by Robert A. Elam Mining Engineer Earnest C. Teaster, Jr. Mine Safety and Health Specialist Originating Office - Mine Safety and Health Administration Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia Joseph A. Lamonica, Administrator for Coal Mine.

    Coal mine gas (firedamp) is a problematic phenomenon associated with coal mining, as the gas can form explosive mixtures together with air. The main component of the primary coal seam gas is methane in a concentration of % the gas develops during the geochemical conversion of organic substances to coal (carbonisation). Outburst of coal and gas represents a significant risk to the health and safety of mine personnel working in development and longwall production face areas. There have been over outburst events recorded in twenty-two Australian underground coal mines. Most outburst incidents have been associated with abnormal geological by: 4.


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Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities by Robert P Vinson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Bureau of Mines investigated the presence and extent of methane accu- mulations in mine roof cavities using a full-scale mine model. Methane was released at a constant rate into the roof of a cavity built onto a ft wind tunnel. Two box-shaped roof cavities were used in.

Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities. [Washington]: Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, (OCoLC) Online version: Vinson, Robert P. Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities. [Washington]: Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. The Bureau of Mines investigated the presence and extent of methane accumulations in mine roof cavities using a full-scale mine model.

Methane was released at a constant rate into the roof of a cavity built onto a ft wind tunnel. Methane usually accumulates in roof falling zone forming severe hazard to production safety of coal mine. Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities book This paper adopts FLUENT, a computational fluid dynamics software, to simulate numerically local methane accumulation in roof falling zone.

The research mainly discusses the influence of wind velocity on methane accumulation. It shows that the accumulated-methane concentration decreases. Methane may accumulate when the ventilation system is not moving air with sufficient velocity to mix with the methane, or the air is not reaching into cavities or other high locations, such as those created by roof falls.

At times, methane accumulations may reach concentrations high enough to displace oxygen and create an irrespirable atmosphere that is immediately life threatening.

and longwalls, including bleeders. Coal seam degasification is covered extensively. Other coal mine chapters deal with methane emission forecasting and predicting the excess gas from troublesome geologic features like faults. Additional coal chapters contain methane controls for shaft sinking and shaft filling, for surface highwall mines, and for coal storage silos.

On the premise that gas emissions in underground mine environments can be linked to different stages in the life of a coal mine, the following empirical model was suggested (Lunarzewski, ): (1) Q y = g C A ∑ 0 y + 1 C m + 1 − ∑ 0 y C m + 1 where Q(y) is the average methane emissions in a year y of the mine's existence (m 3), CA is the Cited by: Accumulations of Methane and Coal Dust on Surface Coal-Handling Facilities Canopies or Cabs; Self-Propelled Electric Face Equipment; Installation Requirements Sealing of Mines Waiver of Surface Facilities Requirement.

Methane may be found anywhere, but is most likely to be encountered in virgin coal, roof cavities, high places, abandoned workings, and places that are improperly ventilated.

Q: What is a flammable mixture of Methane and air which can either burn or explode when ignited called. In addition to being an explosive gas, an accumulation of methane in high concentrations can result in a mine atmosphere that is deficient in oxygen.

Atmospheres with oxygen concentrations below percent can have adverse physiological effects, and atmospheres with less than 16 percent oxygen can become life threatening.

Methane Accumulations in Coal Mine Roof Cavities. Methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities by Coal mines and mining Safety METHANE ACCUMULATIONS IN COAL MINE ROOF CAVITIES by. Inquire Now; Cavities Treatment: Ways to Treat Cavities | OralB. Types of Cavities Cavity Treatments Can Cavities Go Away.

Cavities in teeth arent just a painful. Read online or download handbook for methane control in mining pdf. be on the side of the entry opposite the scrubber exhaust and that the exhaust be directed at the return-side rib. methane accumulations in coal mine roof cavities.

department of the interior, bureau of mines, ri ntis no. pb williams ry []. and the productivity of underground coal mines. Since the first documented major U.S.

coal mine explosion in Vir- ginia inseveral thousand fatalities have occurred owing to explosions where methane was a contributing factor (91).2 Ventilation has been the primary means of controhg methane in coal mines for many years.

METHANE IGNITION ON ROOF BOLTERS IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES The flames were extinguished with water and foam from a foam generator. The methane body in the cavity had not been extinguished prior to rock dusting. The slow burning body became explosive with the disturbance caused by the rock : John E.

Urosek, William J. Francart. The coal bed structure plays an important role in the preservation, accumulation and enrichment of CBM and the improvement of reservoir permeability.The study area stretches from the Kumbarilla ridge in the east to the Roma shelf in the west, and from the Walloon coal measure outcrop in the north to the Moonie fault in the by: 1.

China not only has abundant coal resources, but also is rich in coal mine methane (CMM) resources. According to the second national coal resources prediction result (Yuan and Xue, ), the total coal resources of China reach × 10 12 t, the resources buried shallower than m account for % of the total resource, and the resources buried within – m, – m and Cited by: ChAPTER 9 Methane drainage Introduction Methane gas occurs naturally in coal mines and is a natural by-product of mining.

In the history of coal mining the flame can propagate,’4 with a risk of ignition of much larger accumulations of gas in roof cavities or goaf areas. The fourth edition of the Coal Mine Methane Country Profiles (formerly the Coal Mine Methane Global Overview) was published in June It contains individual, comprehensive profiles that characterize the coal and coal mine methane sectors of 37 countries—29 Global Methane Initiative partners and an additional eight coal-producing nations.

"The Bureau of Mines investigated the presence and extent of methane accumulations in mine roof cavities using a full-scale mine model.

Methane was released at a constant rate into the roof of a cavity built onto a ft wind tunnel. Subsidence is also common above 59 cavities that develop because of pillar or beam failure 60 in old abandoned coal mines, which, in some 61 instances, may occur as water-filled subsidence.

Romeo M. Flores, in Coal and Coalbed Gas, Chronological Developments of Coalbed Gas. Coal mining and the concern about mine safety in relation to coal mine explosions and derivative incidents originally spurred on coalbed gas development. For the past years, efforts on improving technology and safety of coal mines worldwide focused on controlling methane from causing mine .This is a shortened version of the paper “The Methane-Air Explosion Hazard Within Coal Mine Gobs published in the volume of SME Transactions (Brune,pp.

). This paper analyzes the explosion hazard resulting from the formation of methane-air mixtures in the mined-out gobs of underground longwall coal mines.Abandoned Underground Mines; Coal mine methane (CMM) refers to methane released from the coal and surrounding rock strata due to mining activities.

In underground mines, it can create an explosive hazard to coal miners, so it is removed through ventilation systems. In some instances, it is necessary to supplement the ventilation with a.