A Computer Program for Selecting the Optimum Combination of Fans and Regulators in Underground Mines
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1988
This paper explains and discusses a computer program developed to deter- mine the optimum combination of fan pressures that will give a required distribution of airflows in a mine ven- tilation system. The program is based on an existing simulator, VNETPC and two experimentally developed relationships: (1) linearity between fan pressures and added regulator resistances and (2) a non- linear convex function relating the system air power and the fan operating Pressures.