Federal Register: Use of Air From the Belt Entry This final rule addresses the recommendations of the Technical Study Panel (Panel) on the Utilization of Belt Air and the Composition and Fire Retardant Properties of Belt Materials in Underground Coal Mining. The Panel was established under Section 11 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006.
MSHA's Ventilation Illustrations and definitions abound in this lengthy presentation covering all facets of mine ventilation.
Instruments of Ventilation The barometer, water guage, thermometer, and anemometer are discussed. Includes anemometer readings and calculations.
Explosion evaluation of mine ventilation stoppings Permanent stoppings are utilized to control and direct the ventilation air flow through underground coal mines to dilute and render harmless methane, entrained coal dust, and other contaminants at the working face and other areas of the mine.
Bleeder Safety Alert Speaks of obstructions such and roof falls and standing water that can restrict ventilation systems.
Mine Ventilation Systems Ventilation is the control of air movement, its amount, and direction. Although it contributes nothing directly to the production phase of an operation, the lack of proper ventilation often will cause lower worker efficiency and decreased productivity, increased accident rates, and absenteeism.
Introduction to Mine Ventilation Principles and Practices Bureau of Mine Bulletin 589: The importance of the ventilating system in coal mining is recognized universally, and standards for ventilating requirements have been established by State mine-inspection and the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act.