The 2011 Mine Ventilation Conference brought together operators, planning personnel, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, government regulators, consultants and research and technology personnel to explore their achievements and build a better industry.
This event series allows the industry to keep abreast of views and opinions on technical aspects and provides a volume to air technical and factual information within the minerals industry.
The conference captured the current thinking in many aspects of mine ventilation for underground coal. Advances in the determination of spontaneous combustion propensity, non-destructive evaluation of ventilation control devices, prevention and control of underground mine fires and establishing criteria for mine re-entry are some of the topics that were explored.
Also presented were case studies for the management of gas, upgrading of main fans, ventilation surveying and modelling, the installation of booster fans and the safety aspects of ventilation air methane utilisation.
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