A REVIEW OF UNDERGROUND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS IN THE BARNSLEY AREA OF THE NATIONAL COAL BOARD

The co-authors demonstrate their philosophy related to continuous underground transport systems by using their experience in Barnsley area as an illustration. With the concept that mining is primarily a transport operation once the coal has been released at the coal face, the size of the task is fully defined. In turn, manriding, mineral and materials transport, and the relative merits of shaft and drifts as transport systems are discussed. The way in which their transport philosophy has and is affecting the design of all categories of transport systems is discussed, with special reference to the transport requirement created by the reorganization of the Barnsley area. Reference is also made to the application of the pressure belt system at Britain's newest operational mine - Royston Drift. The paper is concluded with a convincing demonstration that for Barnsley area drifts are rightly preferred over shafts, allowing as they do a continuation of the underground transport systems to the surface.(a)

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    Institution of Mining Engineering

    3 Grosvenor Crescent
    London SW1X 7EG,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Shepherd, C
    • Gilbert, S
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 903-911
  • Serial:
    • Mining Engineer
    • Volume: 139
    • Issue Number: 225
    • Publisher: Institution of Mining Engineering
    • ISSN: 0026-5179

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM