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Main Title Testing program for mining coal in an oxygen free atmosphere /
Author Taliaferro, R. C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Motz, Don,
CORP Author Island Creek Coal Co., Holden, W. Va. Island Creek Div. ;NUS Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa. Cyrus Wm. Rice Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-080a; EPA-600/7-78-080b; EPA-14010 DZM
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04162144
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Coal mines and mining--West Virginia
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Life support systems ; Oxygen supply equipment ; Mining equipment ; Equipment specifications ; Human engineering ; Safety engineering ; Underground mining ; Mine safety
Internet Access
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-080a v.1, c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/08/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-080a v.1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-080a v.1 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-7-78-080a AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/31/1997
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-080A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 122 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
A systems evaluation was undertaken to demonstrate the ability of miners wearing life support systems to operate conventional mining equipment and to mine coal at a test section in an active ventilated mine. Their ability to operate mining equipment and to perform other in-mine tasks was successfully demonstrated. No major difficulties were encountered in performing these tasks and the miners reported they had never been that comfortable before when working in a mine. The life support system provided cool, clean air for the miner and did not hamper his ability to work. The system was adequate to demonstrate the miner's ability to mine coal while wearing a life support system. However, mechanical failures in the chiller and rebreather module were experienced. Additional work to develop a totally reliable life support system and further testing under ventilated conditions are required before testing in an oxygen free atmosphere.
"May 1978." "Grant No. 14010 DZM." "Project Officer Donald J. O'Bryan, Industrial and Extractive Processes Division." Vol. II not distributed to depository libraries. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
v. I. Report -- v. II. Appendices.