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|In recent years, Peabody Coal Company has enjoyed a great amount of success using roof trussing as a secondary support system. Since 1975, over 180,000 trusses have been installed in 12 different Peabody mines with varying geological conditions. Projections from Peabody, and throughout the mining industry, indicate a continuous growth in the trussing principle for roof control. Peabody's primary supplier has sold over 1,000,000 trusses to 50 different mines throughout the country. (1) Roof trusses provide an improved means of controlling difficult roof conditions which, in turn, improves worker safety and mine production. Since the original development of the truss, (2) the only major modification to the trussing procedure has been the addition of the resin point anchor system in the mid-70's. The resin point anchor was the catalyst needed to provide a reliable anchor and create acceptance of the roof truss by both management and labor. Peabody began using trusses in their mines in 1975. For the first few years, most of the truss effort was geared toward determining proper anchorage, spacing, and gathering historical data. In recent years, Peabody's activities have centered on the development of improving trussing procedures. Through monitoring and trussing activities, a number of areas of improvement have been found.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book Proceedings Second Conference On Ground Control In Mining
|A New Approach To The Design Of Multi-Entry Developments For||Manifestation Of Mine Pressure And Its Relations To Overlyin||Geotechnical Investigation For A Single Entry Design For Lon||Roof Falls And Caving In Longwall Mining Operations||Support Resistance And Roof Behaviour Of A Longwall Face Wit||State Of The Art Testing Of Powered Roof Supports||Some Structural Aspects Of Designing The Shield Supports||Design Considerations For Angle Bolters||Machine Design Parameters For High Seam Truss Bolting Applic||Design Trade-Off For Angle Roof Drilling||Hydraulic Tensioning Of A Birmingham Roof Truss||Current Trends In Roof Truss Hardware||The Search For A Method To Provide Warning Of Coal And Gas O||Methods Used To Monitor Roof Geology And Entry Supports||A Method For Estimating Western Coal Strengths From Point Lo||Coping With High Lateral Stresses In An Underground Illinois||Alternatives For Controlling Cutter Roof In Coal Mines||Remote Sensing Techniques In Mine Planning - Applications An||The Use Of A Graphic Mini-Computer System As A Rock Mechanic||Greater Safety With Increased Productivity Coal Mining Opera||Critical Roof Span Approach To Selection Of Proper Coal Mine||Roof Bolt Bond Tester; A Device For Nondestructive Testing O||Remote Control Roof Bolting||Development Cooperation Between Operator And Manufacturer -||Research, Development, And Use Of Steel-Fiber-Reinforced Con||TV Borehole Inspection And Vacuum Testing Of Roof Strata||Use Of Automated Resistivity System To Locate Potential Subs||Control Of Mine Subsidence Utilizing Coal Ash As A Backfill||Surface Flooding-Considerations For Mining Facilities Site S||The Formation And Effects Of Transient Abutment Stress Durin||Some Technical Considerations When Mining Under Bodies Of Wa|