|Document ID (ISN)||64655|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0018-7208 - Human Factors
|Convention or series no.
||Passaro P.D., Cole H.P., Wala A.M.
||Flow distribution changes in complex circuits: implications for mine explosions
||Dec. 1994, Vol.36, No.4, p.745-756. Illus. 15 ref. Index.
||On at least two separate occasions, methane gas explosions occurred in underground mines when separate ventilation systems were connected. Research indicated that conceptual errors made by miners may have contributed to these disasters. A study of 136 mine workers revealed that as many as 70% formed inadequate mental models of flow distribution changes within the mine ventilation circuit. These errors may contribute directly to errors of judgement during changes to mine ventilation arrangements.
||underground mining; human failure; mine ventilation; gas explosions
||air movement; airflow measurement; cognitive performance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards