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Document ID (ISN)64655
CIS number 95-1077
ISSN - Serial title 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Passaro P.D., Cole H.P., Wala A.M.
Title Flow distribution changes in complex circuits: implications for mine explosions
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.36, No.4, p.745-756. Illus. 15 ref. Index.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) underground mining; human failure; mine ventilation; gas explosions
Descriptors (secondary) air movement; airflow measurement; cognitive performance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Explosions