Development of an atmospheric datamanagement system for underground coal mines

Z. Agioutantis, K. Luxbacher, M. Karmis, S. Schafrik

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With increasing demand for real-time monitoring of mine parameters, the requirement for appropriate data management in many mining applications is also increasing. This includes atmospheric monitoring in underground coal and metal mines. Although a number of different (real-time) monitoring systems have been installed in underground mines, they all typically share the same systems or sub-systems, where each sub-system may include both custom hardware and / or software components. In addition, monitoring components installed in underground coal mines in the USA should also be intrinsically safe and approved by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration. Real-time analysis adds complexity to the system since data validation and storage should be completed independently of filtering, data reduction operations, or visualization. Real-time processing may include statistical evaluation, trending, cross-correlation, and real-time alarm or warning generation. This paper presents the concept and design of an integrated system under development for atmospheric monitoring in US coal mines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1063
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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  • Data management
  • Mine ventilation
  • Real-time monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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