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Mining Technology (MNG T)

MNG T 202 Mining Ventilation (3) Introduction to mine ventilation systems at mine face, mine gases and use of gas detection equipment, state and federal regulations.

MNG T 202 Mining Ventilation (3)

"Mining Ventilation" is an introduction course in mine ventilation systems, equipment and mine gases for students in the productions emphasis only. The course will emphasize ventilation systems used in mining sections at the mine faces. Gas detection devices will be demonstrated and students will become proficient in their uses. The requirements of both state and federal regulations will be discussed and reviewed. General complete mine ventilation will be discussed. CHEM 011 provides a background in combustion and gas reactions, while PHYS 150 provides a background on the static and dynamic forces of moving air. This course requires MNG T 030 as a prerequisite to ensure that students have a basic understanding of background mining methods and equipment. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
a. Explain role of ventilation in the mining environment.
b. Explain and understand section ventilation and long-wall ventilation systems.
c. Demonstrate proper use of instruments to measure air pressure, flow rate and air quality, and interpret measured results.
d. Describe and interpret federal and state regulations related to mine ventilation.
e. Understand ventilation mapping and explain how flow is affected by various mining methods.
f. Explain ventilation flow through a mine complex.
g. Know all of the mine gases.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 101, PHYS 150, MNG T 030

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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