Accession Number : ADA018783

Title :   Mine Lighting and Ventilation in Crises.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 74-Sep 75,


Personal Author(s) : Wright,M. D. ; Hill,E. L. ; McKnight,J. S. ; York,S. B. , III

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This report describes an investigation into the feasibility of providing lighting and ventilation in underground mines in a short period of time using locally available materials and equipment. The investigation consisted of the design and construction of pilot models of lighting and ventilation systems in an inactive limestone mine in Kansas City, Missouri. The systems were installed by a local contractor using commonly available materials and were powered by portable engine-generators. As a result of the pilot model construction, it was concluded that underground mines can be upgraded in the amount of time normally considered as being available in a crisis relocation situation. The experience gained from the pilot model construction was used to design lighting and ventilation systems for an underground iron mine in North Carolina. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fallout shelters, *Underground structures, *Mining engineering, *Lighting equipment, *Ventilation, *Civil Defense, Motor generators, Emergencies, Short range(Time), Time, Construction, Ventilation fans, Ventilators, Missouri, North Carolina

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE