Ventilation and Mine Design

CIM Bulletin, 1967

R. W. Thompkins Chairman, Mining Engineering Dept., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

In order to evaluate the impact of air quality control on mine design, a few examples are given of cases in which ventilation has affected the economics of the total design problem. Principles for the drainage of gas contaminants are shown, and the contamination control problems created by differential pressures in complicated booster fan installations are discussed. The paper also deals with the use of advanced mathematics for solving some of the ventilation problems likely to be encountered.