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1: Fill in the blanks and calculate where asked.


I: Saturated air is the one---

II: Temperature at which condensation of water vapor occurs is called------------- -------

III: Impurities which find their way into the air can produce either chemical or
physical--------------- of the air.

IV: Respirator Quotient is the ----

V: A miner working at moderate rate would liberate------------- cfm of CO 2

VI: In underground mines the removal of Oxygen occurs by i) ------------------

ii) --------------------------------- iii) ----------------------------.

VII: Underground gases can be controlled using the techniques as listed below

VIII: Airborne suspension of particulate matter is called -----------------

IX: Particulate matter weather liquid or solid exhibits----------------------------- when


X: Particles larger ------------are unlikely to remain in suspension in air stream of even

moderate velocity.

XI: 10u is equivalent to -----------------inches

XII: Silicosis is the disease caused by ------------------- while the disease caused by Iron
dusts is called--------

XIII: A dust explosion consists of ------------------------------ caused by the rapid burning

of the airborne dusts.

XIV: Threshold limits for high and medium silica dusts are---------------mppcf and
------------- mppcf respectively.

XV: Formation of coal bed is also called------------------

XVI: A coal mine is rated --------------if a methane content exceeds--------% is

detected in a return airway.
XVII: Various dusty operations are------------- -------------- ---------------
---------------------- -------------- ----------------------------.

XVIII: Different methods of engineering dusts control are-------------

-------------------------- --------------------- ------------------

XIX: Dusts can be classified in to………..

XX: The following factors determine dusts harmfulness to human

beings.------------------------------------------------------ -------------- ---------------- ---------------




 MARKS: 50      


2:  A) Describe oxygen depletion in underground mine.      5

 B) How many hours theoretically, could a miner remain alive after a fall of ground 
which caved    the heading, where he worked, to within 30 ft of a face? The heading 
was 5x8 ft. Assume a respiratory quotient of 0.9, and investigate from the standpoint s of
i) Oxygen depletion and ii) suffocation from CO2. Which govern?      10

3: A) What are various dusty operations? Explain Engineering dust control procedures.  7

    B) A combined dust survey and time study is made in mining stops. The following data
are     obtained:         
Start time End time Operation Average  Dust
concentration, mppcf
8:00 8:20 Barring down 3.6
8:20 10:45 Scrapping 10.8
10:45 11:30 Timbering 2.5
11;30 12:00 Lunch 2.0
12:00 2:20 Drilling 15.4
2:20 3:00 Loading holes 4.2
3:00 3:15 Blasting 30.0

What is the shift exposure? In what kind of rock would the stope have to be located to 
satisfy the MAC for siliceous materials? 8




 MARKS: 50      


1: a) What are different types of losses involved with mine ventilation? Derive an 
Atkinson equation for friction losses.

  b) Determine the friction loss in mine vent tubing, under the following conditions.

Length of tube = 5000 ft.

Flow of air = 6000 cfm

Density of air = 0.075 lb/cft

Diameter of tube = 20 in

K= 25*10 ­10   

2: a) Describe Kirchhoff’s laws for complex network.
     b)  Given the mine ventilation system shown in figure (Page­2) with quantities 
assigned and head losses calculated as indicated. Determine the mine quantity and 
static head.

3: a) What are the factors necessary for natural ventilation? How will you calculate the 
natural ventilation pressure? 

    b)  Describe the design variables of centrifugal flow fans.