Advanced Mine Ventilation - MINE4510

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mining Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequsite: MINE3510

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course develops the knowledge and skills in advances aspects of metalliferous and coal mine underground ventilation practice and environmental control. In addition to talking topics covered in the core Mine Ventilation course to a more advanced level, emphasis is also placed on operational aspects such as controlling complex mine ventilation networks and planning ventilation requirements to manage both safety and business related risks.

This course is intended to focus on prevailing industry priorities and to develop relevant practical skills by using real mine design data, provided by various mining companies, together with undertaking ventilation surveys in operating mines.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
• Demonstrate practical skill necessary to undertake an underground ventilation survey together with necessary documentation, analysis and interpretation of results;
• Demonstrate the application of advanced network analysis to ventilation systems, including thermodynamic aspects;
• Identify the requirements, and issues associated with, the application of appropriate ventilation monitoring systems in both coal and metalliferous mines;
• Develop ventilation designs for a coal mine and a metalliferous mine;
• Identify the requirements of appropriate management plans for the designed systems.


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