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Problems in the Control of Anthracite Mine Fires

United States. Bureau of Mines.

Problems in the Control of Anthracite Mine Fires

A Case Study of the Centralia Mine Fire (August 1980).

by United States. Bureau of Mines.

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SeriesReport of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 8799
ContributionsChaiken, R., Brennan, R., Heisey, B.
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Open LibraryOL21738184M


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Problems in the Control of Anthracite Mine Fires by United States. Bureau of Mines. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Bureau of Mines has conducted a study of mine fires in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania to determine the most effective approaches to fire control in this area.

The problems involved in controlling an anthracite fire include the geological and mining conditions in this area, the propagation characteristics of anthracite, the fire control methods available, the hazards associated with thes.

Get this from a library. Problems in the control of anthracite mine fires: a case study of the Centralia mine fire (August ). [Robert F Chaiken;]. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Problems in the control of anthracite Problems in the Control of Anthracite Mine Fires book fires.

[Avondale, Md.]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines,   Report describing what a chemist is able to contribute as a member of a fire-fighting team dealing with fires in an anthracite mine. Details are specifically given regarding the oxidation of coal and the relationship between the temperature and composition of a mine-fire by: 4.

Centralia, has achieved fame, or at least notoriety, for being almost completely destroyed by a coal fire. The fire started in Maywhen members of the community decided to burn the accumulated municipal garbage in an abandoned strip-mining pit (Fig. 2) on the edge of burning garbage ignited the Buck Mountain anthracite coal bed.

The location of the former Carbondale mine fire. This mine fire site is now a football field. The only evidence of a mine fire is the plaque that commemorates it. Photo by Daniel H. Vice, Download: Download full-size image; Figure The Laurel Run mine fire. This is an active fire that has been isolated to a small area.

The Anthracite Aristocracy: Leadership and Social Change in the Hard Coal Regions of Northeastern Pennsylvania, () By Edward J. Davies: Unseen Danger: A Tragedy of People, Government, and the Centralia Mine Fire () By David DeKok The Coal Cracker () By John Denvers: Anthracite Ghosts () By Walter L.

Dinteman: Our Time. Control the heat output of the stove by the amount of air (draft controls), not by the amount of fuel in the unit. When the deep bed of coal is completely ignited, the draft control should be set to the desired heat output. For more information see: Part 1: Starting an Anthracite Coal Fire.

Problems in the control of anthracite mine fires: a case study of the Centralia Mine Fire (August ) U.S. Bureau of Mines report of investigations no 93 p. Centralia Town. Proper ventilation and dust control for conveyor belts and belt systems is equally important as face ventilation.

Conveyor belts are a frequent source of mine fires and the belt fire at the Aracoma Alma mine in caused two fatalities. Following this fire, the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) formed the “Technical Study Panel on the Utilization of Belt Air and the. This book told me the whole story of how anthracite coal mining was done in PA along with the pictures.

My grandfather, whom I never knew, worked in the Dorrance mine in Wilkes Barre PA and I wanted to know what his life was like. Now I do, thanks to this s: 16 United States Bureau of Mines - Study and Control of Fires in.

Abandoned Mines and Waste Banks. Ann G. Kim. The US Bureau of Mines. Introduction. Mine-Fire Control. Fire-Control Projects in Abandoned Mines and Waste Banks. Introduction. Eastern Bituminous Region. Western United States and Alaska. ) Inthe Bureau’s budget was cut to one-half of the funding level, and coal mine fire and coal dust explosion research was limited to just a few explosion demonstrations.

Ina new laboratory investigation was started to study the causes, behavior, and control of mine fires. The. In the anthracite fields of Pennsylvania, mine fires occur with more or less regularity and their existence is an ever-present hazard in coal mining. In all probability 90 per cent, of the mine fires can be ascribed directly or indirectly to the ordinary miner’s open lamp.

Other causes may be smoking, electrical installations, gas explosions, gas feeders, and the communication of fire to the. Coal seam fires are nothing new, but Centralia’s is the United States’ worst and one of history’s most devastating.

Before the fire, Centralia had been a mining center for over a century. Mines are flooded by an inrush of water from abandoned workings in upper beds, and, in the Wyoming Valley, they are often lolled with quicksand and gravel from pot holes; but the most serious of all disasters is a fire.

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fuel. Anthracite produces virtually no smoke or particulate emissions, a major problem with cord wood and wood pellet burning stoves.

Therefore, anthracite coal stoves can be used as alternatives to wood stoves/fireplaces in areas of the country where wood burning is restricted, due to air pollution problems, or where wood is scarce and expensive.

Sincemining disasters have claimed the lives of o men and boys who toiled underground in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania. The constant threat of fire, explosion, collapsed rock and deadly gas brought miners face to face with death on a daily basis.

Sometimes they survived; many times they did not. As a short term measure, fire-resistant line brattices may be tacked to roof, sides, and floor in underground coal mines to provide temporary stoppings where pressure differentials are low in and around working areas.

For metal and non-metal mines, vent tubing is generally used in and around working areas to channel fresh air to operating faces. The Centralia mine fire is a coal-seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States, since at least Its original cause is still a matter of debate.

It is burning in underground coal mines at depths of up to feet (90 m) over an 8-mile (13 km) stretch of 3, acres (15 km 2). At its current rate, it could continue to burn for over.

Teddy Roosevelt helped to end the strike in the anthracite coal mines by [A] threatening to seize the mines and to operate them with federal troops. [B] using the military to force the miners back to work. [C] appealing to mine owners' and workers' sense of the public interest.

[D] passing legislation making the miners' union illegal. The Centralia fire probably got going in Maywhen local sanitation workers began burning trash at a site over an old mine entrance just outside town, igniting the underlying coal.

Praise for the author's previous book, Fire Underground “Enough bureaucratic villains to fill a Dickens novel.” ―New York Times Book Review “DeKok has not only reported and written a compelling first-hand account of how an underground fire destroyed Centralia, but he even gives us an anatomy of how the disaster happened and analyzes its implications for one community, and in a sense Reviews: Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. "The Bureau of Mines has conducted a study of mine fires in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania to determine the most effective approaches to fire control in this area.

The problems involved in controlling an anthracite fire include the geological and mining conditions in this area, the propagation characteristics of anthracite, the fire.

Anthracite Most of us are well aware of our mining heritage. We live on top of high carbon, low ash anthracite coal—one of the richest deposits in the world.

Intwo brothers Daniel and Obadiah Gore, opened a mine near Plymouth in order to get the coal they needed to burn in their blacksmith Continue reading "Anthracite". Coal fire in India from January AP Photo/Kevin Frayer. The American West is also smoldering with underground fires in abandoned coal mines.

They melt snow in the winter, set grass fires in. There laborers in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania, each one of whom is looking forward to becoming a miner in the technical sense of the word—that is, the employer of a laborer.

To do this a laborer must have had two years’ experience in practical mining and be able to pass an examination before the district board.

Anthracite Anthracite is the highest rank of coal. It has a carbon content of over 87% on a dry ash-free basis. Anthracite coal generally has the highest heating value per ton on a mineral matter free basis.

It is often subdivided into semi-anthra. Fire safety in the industry On a mine site, fire hazards may occur in and around process plants, underground conveyors, static and mobile plants, draglines, workshops, substations, monitored control rooms and switch rooms. In many cases non-gaseous and gaseous fire suppression systems are the preferred systems installed to.

The danger is posed by a year-old mine fire that continues to travel through an anthracite vein beneath the Columbia County hamlet.

Pointing to state tests that show the underground mine fire continues to burn beneath much of Centralia, the letters from Dolence continued: "The heat from the mine fire threatens to ignite other seams of coal. Industrial Revolution.

Anthracite Coal became the premier fuel source of nineteenth and early twentieth century America and heated most homes and businesses. The Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania, however, bears the legacy of past unregulated mining.

With almost miles of waterways impaired by abandoned mine drainage (AMD), it is. “All her life, she had learned that passion, like fire, was a dangerous thing. It so easily went out of control. It scaled walls and jumped over trenches.

Sparks leapt like fleas and spread as rapidly; a breeze could carry embers for miles. Better to control that spark and pass it carefully from one generation to the next, like an Olympic torch.

Welsh Anthracite Small Nuts is a natural smokeless fuel, ideal for use in cookers, boilers, and other closed appliances.

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Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 86%. Coal mine map of the Coal Creek Mine About 1, individual maps representing about mines comprise the Washington State coal mine map collection, which is held at the Washington Geological Survey.

The maps are an invaluable source of information for mine subsidence hazard evaluation and mitigation, structural geology, coal exploration, resource evaluation, and historical. Anthracite Environmental is a clearing house for information on environmental issues facing the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania.

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The reduction. ANTHRACITE. The word "Anthracite" is derived from the Greek avepae€c used in connection with the first mention of coal about B.C., when Theophrastus, a pupil of Aristotle, men tions in his treatise "On Stones" fossil substances (Xt06s avOpaKos) "that are called .Because coal is so readily combustible, it is possible for coal deposits to catch fire while still in the ground.

These coal seam fires are a large problem throughout the world, with hundreds of known fires in the US alone. The most famous of these is the Centralia coal seam fire in Pennsylvania which has been burning since and has resulted in the evacuation and abandonment of an entire.Poof control problems are chiefly tailgate support and falls in front of the supports.

While shield supports have greatly reduced falls ahead of the supports, tailgate support and the design of tailgate entries remain serious problems worthy of further research. Another problem in longwall mining concerns mining through abandoned gas and oil wells.