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Design of Reusable Explosion-Proof Bulkheads for a Crosscut Refuge Chamber.


PB251714

Publication Date 1975
Personal Author Maser, K. R.; Kingery, D. S.; Hoadley, D.
Page Count 280
Abstract Included in this report is an in-depth study leading to the design of reusable bulkheads which can be used to convert a crosscut to an emergency refuge chamber. Also included are a study of existing permanent and portable bulkhead designs and a study centering on the eventual use of rescue chambers in underground coal mines.
Keywords
  • Coal mines
  • Underground life support systems
  • Bulkheads
  • Blast resistant structures
  • Explosion proofing
  • Construction materials
  • Structural design
  • Cost analysis
  • Safety engineering
  • Mine safety
  • Rescue chambers
  • Technology transfer
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Foster-Miller Associates, Inc., Waltham, Mass.; Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA.; BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 197612
Contract Number
  • H0133050
Design of Reusable Explosion-Proof Bulkheads for a Crosscut Refuge Chamber.
Design of Reusable Explosion-Proof Bulkheads for a Crosscut Refuge Chamber.
PB251714

  • Coal mines
  • Underground life support systems
  • Bulkheads
  • Blast resistant structures
  • Explosion proofing
  • Construction materials
  • Structural design
  • Cost analysis
  • Safety engineering
  • Mine safety
  • Rescue chambers
  • Technology transfer
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • H0133050
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