Controlled Recirculation: Longwall Coalface Working District Climatic Prediction
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1988
The increasing depth, mechanisation and distance of working areas from surface connections places an ever greater contaminant burden on ventilation airflows. Some British Coal mines are already experiencing significant problems in providing adequate climatic conditions in the working areas and have had to introduce air conditioning. Previous work has shown that in mines of low to moderate virgin strata temperature the application of controlled district recirculation could serve to improve climatic conditions at the working area.