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|RokLok binder is a two-component polyurethane system consisting of a polymeric isocyanate (Component A) and a polyol resin (Component B). The two chemicals are mixed and injected into the mine rock under pressure. The initial low viscosity enables the RokLok material to permeate many of the smallest fractures. About 3-5 minutes after injection, the reacting material begins to expand in the fractures; the reaction is completed after 1-2 hours, and the material sets to a mechanically strong binder which adheres tightly to the rock. The consolidated rack provides resistance to any further f movement w thin the strata. The RokLok binder injection system is fast becoming an important engineering tool for coping with adverse underground geological conditions. Two case histories discussed in this paper, a longwall mining problem and an entry-roof problem, demonstrate the effectiveness of using the RokLok binder system to help solve complex ground-control problems in a cost-effective manner.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book Proceedings Of The 1st Annual Conference On Ground Control In Mining
|Stress And Stability In Coal Ribsides And Pillars||Improved Design Of Coal Pillars For U.S. Mining Conditions||Review Of Pillar Design Equations Including The Effects Of C||Abutment Pillar "Notching" Improves Abutment Tunnel Roof Con||The Influence Of Certain Geologic And Geotechnical Factors O||Considerations Of Gas Outbursts In Using Dome Salt Mines For||An Overview Of Bureau Of Mines Ground Control Research||Stability Behaviour Of Coal Mining Tunnels With Different Su||Strata Disturbance Prediction For Mining Beneath Surface Wat||Monitoring For The Evaluation Of The Stability Of Undergroun||Controlled Thrust And Torque Placement Of Mechanical Anchor||Roklok Polyurethane Binder: A Chemical Injection System For||Resupporting High Roof Falls||A New Combination Friction-Suspension Support System Scott||Inorganic Cement Grouted Bolt System||Development Of A Resin Point Anchor||An Engineering Analysis Of "Squeeze" Failure Of Pillars In T||Ground Control In Multiple Seam Mining||Applications Of Reflection Seismics To Mapping Coal Seam Str||The Use Of Geologic Modeling In The Prediction Of Adverse Ro||Design Of Shield Supports For The U.S. Coal Mining Industry||Longwall Mining Of Thin Seams||Support Selection For The Multi-Lift Mining Method||Design And Operation Of Powered And Entry Supports||Evaluation Of Existing Predictive Methods For Mine Subsidenc||A Study Of Longwall Subsidence In The Appalachian Coal Regio||Subsidence Studies In Thick And Steep Coal Seam Mining|