Heat management strategies at Grasstree mine

Simmonds, Lawrence (2006). Heat management strategies at Grasstree mine B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Simmonds, Lawrence
Thesis Title Heat management strategies at Grasstree mine
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2006
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Saiied Aminossadati
Total pages 59
Language eng
Subjects 091405 Mining Engineering
Formatted abstract
As underground coal mines in Queensland become deeper and roadway lengths increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain the temperature in working environments within acceptable limits. A mine ventilation network contains numerous heat sources which are superimposed onto the mine surface climate, resulting in the temperature measured at the face. Predictive models can be used to estimate the values of these heat sources, to calculate if or when refrigeration may be required. Grasstree Mine, located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, uses predictive heat models developed by Moreby (2002, 2004, 2005) to estimate its refrigeration requirements, as part of its overall heat management strategy.

To ensure the accuracy of the heat models, the heat sources were quantified on site at Grasstree Mine. Comparing the actual results against those predicted allows for the predictive models to be adapted to the specific conditions found in the mine. 
Keyword Queensland
Heat Management

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