Opportunity for re-entry into a coal mine immediately following an explosion

Brady, Darren and Cliff, David (2012). Opportunity for re-entry into a coal mine immediately following an explosion. In: Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemick and Ting Ren, Proceedings of the 2012 Coal Operators' Conference. 2012 Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (336-340). 16-17 February 2012.

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Author Brady, Darren
Cliff, David
Title of paper Opportunity for re-entry into a coal mine immediately following an explosion
Conference name 2012 Coal Operators' Conference
Conference location Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 16-17 February 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2012 Coal Operators' Conference
Place of Publication Wollongong, Australia
Publisher The University of Wollongong Printery
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921522574
Editor Naj Aziz
Bob Kininmonth
Jan Nemick
Ting Ren
Start page 336
End page 340
Total pages 5
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Following an explosion in a coal mine commentators within and outside the underground coal mining industry often make comment that the best time to enter the mine is immediately following the initial explosion. These comments often lead to the questioning of the action or lack of; if mines rescue services do not re-enter the mine.

The concept that there is a “window of opportunity” to enter a mine immediately following an explosion is based largely on the assumption that the fuel (mainly methane seam gas) required for an explosion has been consumed by the initial explosion and will take time to build up again to an explosive level.

This paper examines the merit of deploying personnel into an underground coal mine following an explosion.
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