Water control remains a fundamentally important aspect of underground coal mine design and operation worldwide.
With temperatures above ground often exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in the warmer months, the health, safety and productivity of underground miners can all be jeopardised by hot climates.
It is critical to maintain an effective, safe and efficient ventilation system in an underground coal mine and ventilation control devices (VCDs) play an essential role in mine operations and safety. For over 20 years Minova have manufactured cementitious and chemical based products systems used in the design and construction of underground mine ventilation structures and bulkheads.
The West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum has released a draft code of practice for ventilation in hard rock mining.
Maptek and VUMA, a subsidiary of Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE), have partnered to create a mine design and ventilation solution system.
Chasm Consulting has released the latest version of its mine ventilation simulation software.
Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer, ActronAir, will be showcasing its ventilation and HVAC machines at this year’s AIMEX.
Former long serving head of WASM, professor Ifan Odwyn Jones A.O., investigates the affect of diesel particulate inhalation on underground miners underground miners are exposed to high levels of exhaust fumes.
ABB has launched its SmartVentilation system for underground mines.
An automated system designed to suppress potentially explosive coal has been successfully tested.
Global ventilation expert Gary Thorison shares his views on how Australian mines stack up against other countries