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  • World Socialist Web Site   wsws

    World Socialist Web Site wsws

    Methane gas explosions and fire are also serious hazards, causing many deaths. In the industry's last major accident in July 1999, a methane gas explosion at a mine in the gold belt southwest of

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  • Methane gas blamed for mine explosion; 25 dead, 4 missing

    Methane gas blamed for mine explosion; 25 dead, 4 missing

    A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades. Four others were missing Tuesday, their chances of survival

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  • New Zealand mine explosion the danger of methane gas

    New Zealand mine explosion the danger of methane gas

    Nov 24, 20100183;32;Methane gas is one of the biggest dangers to the coal mining industry because the gas accumulates in pockets of coal. Any explosion caused by methane produces deadly carbon gases, such as carbon

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  • ExploSpot  Mining

    ExploSpot Mining

    The EXPLOSPOT174; Automatic Fire and Explosion Suppression System was successful in stopping methane explosions and the associated flame propagation for over 25 years. Even in the harshest conditions, the EXPLOSPOT174; System is robust enough to suppress explosions within milliseconds.

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  • J252;rgen Brune   Mining Engineering

    J252;rgen Brune Mining Engineering

    The Methane Air Explosion Hazard in Longwall Gobs, Webinar, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Denver, July 15, 2014 International Mining Program, Short Course on Surface Mining Equipment and Operations, September 2015, Graduation Address, Leoben, Austria, October 22,

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  • Active Barrier Performance Preventing Methane Explosion

    Active Barrier Performance Preventing Methane Explosion

    Johannes Jacobus Labuschagne du Plessis and Helmut Sp228;th, Active Barrier Performance Preventing Methane Explosion Propagation, 14th Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Mine Managers Association of Australia, 2014, 350 359.

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  • A risk assessment method to quantitatively investigate the

    A risk assessment method to quantitatively investigate the

    Methane explosion in underground coal mine is one of the most deadly hazards to the miners and the surrounding environment. An improved analytical hierarchy process (IAHP) was developed to

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  • Finley Coal Company Explosion   Nos. 15 and 16 Mines

    Finley Coal Company Explosion Nos. 15 and 16 Mines

    Methane and/or Dust as a Factor in the Explosion Mine records indicate that methane has not been detected in Nos. 15 and 16 mines by company officials. During the underground investigation of the explosion, it was evident that coal dust propagated the explosion.

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  • Coal seam methane  World Coal Association

    Coal seam methane World Coal Association

    Methane (CH4) is a gas formed as part of the process of coal formation. When coal is mined, methane is released from the coal seam and the surrounding disturbed rock strata. Methane can also be released as a result of natural erosion or faulting.

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  • Scotia Mine Explosion   usminedisasters.miningquiz

    Scotia Mine Explosion usminedisasters.miningquiz

    The Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration said in Washington late Tuesday that the explosion had been caused by a pocket of methane gas. The administration had previously cited the Scotia Coal Company for methane levels of 5 to 15 per cent.

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  • Chris Campbell   Prince Of Wales Colliery Methane Coal

    Chris Campbell Prince Of Wales Colliery Methane Coal

    Nov 02, 20130183;32;Coal mining methane explosion and interviews. Chris Campbell Prince Of Wales Colliery Methane Coal Mine Explosion How Do They Do It Coal Mining Video.flv

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  • Methane Explosion Deep Mine  Coal Mining  Methane

    Methane Explosion Deep Mine Coal Mining Methane

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  • Methane Detection in Mine Ventilation Systems   Edinburgh

    Methane Detection in Mine Ventilation Systems Edinburgh

    The most common source of mining accidents, particularly in coals mines, is an explosion of methane gas. Methane is a colourless, odourless gas which is trapped in mines as part of

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  • 376  2013 TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MINING

    376 2013 TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MINING

    376 2013 TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MINING, METALLURGY, AND EXPLORATION Methane air explosion hazard within coal mine gobs J.F. Brune Research professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO Abstract This paper analyzes the explosion hazard resulting from the formation of methane air mixtures in the

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  • ExploSpot  Automatic Fire and Explosion Suppression

    ExploSpot Automatic Fire and Explosion Suppression

    The EXPLOSPOT174; Automatic Fire and Explosion Suppression System (AFESS) enables a unique possibility of safety and risk reduction. The AFESS allows a reliable and completely automatic monitoring and detection solution.

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  • CDC   Mining Feature   Coal Mine Explosion Prevention   NIOSH

    CDC Mining Feature Coal Mine Explosion Prevention NIOSH

    How is methane controlled from mined out areas? Coal mines generally have active mining zones and areas that were previously mined. These mined out areas can be abandoned areas that are no longer ventilated and are separated from the active mining areas by explosion resistant structures called seals.

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  • (PDF) The methane air explosion hazard within coal mine gobs

    (PDF) The methane air explosion hazard within coal mine gobs

    This is a shortened version of the paper quot;The Methane Air Explosion Hazard Within Coal Mine Gobs published in the 2013 volume of SME Transactions (Brune, 2013). This paper analyzes the explosion

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  • 2007 Zasyadko mine disaster

    2007 Zasyadko mine disaster

    Coordinates The 2007 Zasyadko mine disaster was a mining accident that happened on November 18, 2007 at the Zasyadko coal mine (Ukrainian ) in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.. By 30 November, 101 miners were reported dead the worst accident in Ukraines history. At the time of the explosion, 457 miners were in the complex.

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  • The world's worst coal mining disasters   Mining Technology

    The world's worst coal mining disasters Mining Technology

    The accident was caused by methane explosion. The information about the Laobaidong catastrophe was suppressed by the Chinese Government for more than three decades until it was revealed in 1992. Laobaidong disaster is the most fatal coal mine disaster since the inception of Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in 1949.

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  • Why Do Coal Mines Explode?   Live Science

    Why Do Coal Mines Explode? Live Science

    While methane is easier to ignite, the explosion pressure and heat value of methane is not as high as coal dust. In most cases, dust explosions are first caused by methane explosions, said Luo.

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  • Methane Risk Assessment in Underground Mines by Means of a

    Methane Risk Assessment in Underground Mines by Means of a

    Methane hazard and associated risks of the effects of ignition and/or explosion of methane is one of the most severe natural hazards. Methods Heuristic methodology based on the Delphi approach and a group survey by a panel of experts, which was named SOPE, was used to assess the magnitude of methane

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  • Methane gas explosion kills 68 mine workers  South

    Methane gas explosion kills 68 mine workers South

    30 years today, sixty eight mine workers were killed after an underground methane gas explosion at the Hlobane coal mine near Vryheid in Kwazulu Natal .The gas explosion was caused by poor safety standards. A week before the explosion a miner who also died in the explosion discovered methane

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  • Detecting Methane from Coal Mining Ventilation Systems

    Detecting Methane from Coal Mining Ventilation Systems

    Explosion of methane gas is the most common source of mining accidents, mainly in coals mines. Methane, an odorless, colorless gas, is trapped in mines as part of the coal formation process. When coal is formed from compressed plant matter, methane is produced as a by product.

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  • The methane air explosion hazard within coal mine gobs

    The methane air explosion hazard within coal mine gobs

    This is a shortened version of the paper The Methane Air Explosion Hazard Within Coal Mine Gobs published in the 2013 volume of SME Transactions (Brune, 2013, pp. 376 390). This paper analyzes the explosion hazard resulting from the formation of methane air mixtures in the mined out gobs

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  • Prediction of air flow, methane, and coal dust dispersion

    Prediction of air flow, methane, and coal dust dispersion

    1. Introduction. Coal mining is considered as one of the worlds most challenging operations. There are many hazards associated with coal mining such as explosion, structural collapse, hazardous gasses and particulates, moving vehicle and lack of respirable air.

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  • New Zealand mine disaster methane warnings ignored

    New Zealand mine disaster methane warnings ignored

    A New Zealand coal mining company ignored 21 warnings that methane gas had accumulated to dangerous levels before an underground explosion killed 29 workers two years ago, an investigation

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  • Explosion Prevention in Mining   AZoMining

    Explosion Prevention in Mining AZoMining

    Throughout history, coal mining explosions have accounted for the deaths of thousands of workers as a result of the combustion of either methane gas or coal dust within the mine. A significant amount of progress has been made in understanding the causes to these disasters, however these explosions

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  • The Dutch Creek tragedy and the dangers of methane  Mine

    The Dutch Creek tragedy and the dangers of methane Mine

    The explosion occurred when methane had accumulated around the continuous mining machine and migrated into the compartment housing the light switch and the light switch controlling the lighting system on the continuous mining machine was turned off.

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  • Mine Gases Questions and Answers   miningquiz

    Mine Gases Questions and Answers miningquiz

    To what extent must the oxygen content be reduced before an explosion of methane and air is impossible? A For a mixture of strictly methane and air, the oxygen content must be 12 percent or less .

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  • Mining accident

    Mining accident

    A mining accident is an accident that occurs during the process of mining minerals. Thousands of miners die from mining accidents each year, especially from underground coal mining , although hard rock mining is not immune from accidents.

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