The author first clears some misconceptions about the safety of underground diesel equipment and examines the technical considerations involved in safe installation and operation of diesel equipment in underground gassy coal mines. Then a brief historical review of diesel locomotives underground is presented. Also discussed are the operational and safety advantages of diesels, the emission of diesel exhaust gases and ventilation, as well as the maintenance of diesel engines. Finally, the future potential for diesels in U. S. coal mines is outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the AMC Mining Convention, set no. 5: Coal Mining 1&2, held in Denver, Colorado, September 26-29, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Mining Congress

    Ring Building, 1200 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Alcock, K
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM