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This conference paper was originally published as Benson, D, Use of Booster Fan Ventilation at West Cliff Colliery, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2002: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2002, 120.


Large underground coal mining operations, such as West Cliff are continually having to balance and co-ordinate ventilation requirements for each working face, with the overall management of gas both CO2 and CH4 within the mine. As mining operations expand, along with areas of goaf the potential for gas make increases. It becomes increasingly more difficult to maintain adequate ventilation to the development panels with corresponding effects or consequences on coal production.

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