Mine electrical systems, part 2-alternating current systems [History]

Joseph Sottile, Thomas Novak

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Underground coal mining continued to present unique challenges for the safe application of electric power distribution and utilization in the US. The transition from DC to alternating current (AC) enabled the use of different voltage levels for distribution and utilization of circuits. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 created stringent regulations for all aspects of coal mining and significant authority to enforce these regulations was given through the newly created Mining Enforcement Safety Administration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7293276
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Industry Applications Magazine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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