Retreat Mining Methane Drainage
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1982
From the ventilation aspect, there is a basic difference between advancing and ezreating longwall layouts. Particular rroblems with retreating, using differing mining methods and layouts include high gas emissions, spontaneous combustion and -radients. There is an acceptable method of crntrolling the environment at the return end a retreating longwall face without the use a multiple heading system. Incorporated in the design is the facility to practice xtensive methane drainage, thus ensuring a ntrol of the rate of methane emission into the main roadways. Case studies highlight varying mining editions under which the proposed system of Ctised.