If you have access to OneMine as part of a member benefit, log in through your member association website for a seamless user experience.
|This paper describes a system for providing structural, support in underground mines, employing water ice for pillars. packwalls and brattices. It consists of a refrigeration brine chiller, brine circulation system, and disposable plastic containers. The system provides for the timely freezing of uniform ice pillars, and for ice maintainance and/or melting on demand. Unique, useful ice properties include: expansion upon freezing, resilience to dynamic loads, and plasticity. Ice will not dilute or contaminate coal or ore. Economic advantages include: 1) lower labor and material costs (water can be piped to the ice pillar site through mine-water, spray-water, or drill-water lines); 2) replacement or supplementation of timber. concrete or other roof support equipment; and 3) potential use of ice brattices as ventillation control; and 4) conversion of ice bratices to ice pillars upon retreat. See Figure . A safety advantage for personnel and equipment is that ice pillars can be placed in hazardous sites, by remote control, if neccessary, without human entry. All filling, freezing and melting operations can be controlled from a safe distance.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book Proceedings 6th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM) 6th
|Microseismic Monitoring of Mountain Bumps and Bounces: A Cas||Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Coal Pillar Bumps at||Longwall Pace Bursts and Inadequate Caving: A Came Study||Mine Layout Deign for Coal Bump Control||The Strong Outbursts of Coal and Gas in Coal Mines in China||Bock Bursts Occurrence. in the Coeur D'Alene Mining Dis||A History of Bock Burst Research in the Coeur D'Alene M||Chemical Destressing to Alleviate Rockbursts||Rockburst Control Measures at INCO's Creighton Mine||Prevention. Control and Management of Coal and Gas Outbursts||Application in Design for Close Proximity Multi-Seem Mining||Geologic Conditions Affecting Mineability in the Jane Mine.||Analysis of Cutter Roof Using the Boundary Element Method||A Novel Ground Control Program at Plateau Mining Company||Evaluation of Anchorage Integrity for Grouted Bolts in Weak||STRATA III ? A Full-Spectrum Roof Control Concept||Study of Ground Movement Over a Longwall Mine||Field Measurements of Overburden and Chain Pillar Response t||A Method for Sizing Longwall Pillars Based on Field Measurem||Aspects of Chain Pillar Design in Relation to Longwall Minin||The Initial Collapse of the Overburden Over Longwall Panels||Monitoring and Prediction of Ground Movements Above Undergro||Mechanisms of Chimney Subsidence Over Abandoned Coal Mines||Time-dependent Behavior of Immediate Weak Floor Strata from||The Significance of Specimen Stiffness and Post Yield Charac||Frictional Properties of Rock Applied to Mining Excavations||Ice Pillars, Packwalls, and Brattices||Investigation of Subsidence Over AML: A Case Study||Deign of Support System for Mining Tunnels in Carboniferous||Support of Tunnels in South African Gold Mines||The Stress Measurement and Underground Engineering||Field Measurements Of Overburden And Chain Pillar Response T|