ICGCM Papers:
New Ground Control Product Developments
 
 
Quantification of Ventilation Enhancement Using The Eye CAN Roof Support
35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Quantification of Ventilation Enhancement Using The Eye CAN Roof Support
by
Michael T Shook, Burrell Group, Inc., New Kensington, United StatesMark F SindelarHua JiangYi Luo, West Virginia University, Morgantown, United States
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[Conference] 35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
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[Topical Area] New Ground Control Product Developments
[Author] Michael T Shook, Burrell Group, Inc., New Kensington, United StatesMark F SindelarHua JiangYi Luo, West Virginia University, Morgantown, United States
[Abstract] 
Key Conclusions:
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When using this new product made by Burrell Mining Product, Inc. not only will convergence from the roof and floor be controlled, airway resistance will be reduced. The reduction of airway resistance would allow the ventilation system to more effectively remove gases and dust.
Key Findings:
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The findings should show that the normal resistance of a lined / obstructed airway is reduced by using Burrell Mining Product’s new product.
Objective of the Paper:
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The objective to the paper is to introduce and demonstrate the benefits of using a product which controls floor and roof convergence and is less invasive to the mine ventilation system.
Problem Statement:
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Convergence of roof and floor in underground mine openings is a common occurrence. This convergence not only adversely affects the ability of workers, equipment and supplies to make their way through the mine, it more importantly reduces the effectiveness of the mine ventilation system. The mine ventilation system is essential for the dilution of methane and airborne respirable dust. Installing secondary standing supports control the floor and roof simultaneously but they also obstruct the airway. These added obstructions inhibit the ability of the ventilation system to operate as efficient as it should by increasing the resistance in the airway. A system of standing support has been developed to control ground movement that is less intrusive to air flow.