Underground Mine Environment 1: Ventilation and Mine Services

Areas of Study: Mining

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This course is a must for professionals tasked with design, monitoring and practice of ventilation for the underground mine environment.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 25 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Underground Mine Environment 1: Ventilation and Mine Services is a must for professionals tasked with design, monitoring and practice of ventilation for the underground mine environment.

Ventilation and Mine Services is the first course in the Underground Mine Environment series of courses based on material developed by Mining Education Australia, a national joint venture initiative between the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland, and Curtin University of Technology.

The course starts by developing an understanding of the laws, relationships and equations, and their application, required to undertake analysis of fluid flow in ventilation and gas reticulation systems associated with the underground mine environment.

Part 2 describes fan types and applications pertinent to the underground mining environment together with calculation techniques employed to predict requirements, select appropriate units, and measure performance in various configurations.

Part 3 summarises key aspects of ventilation network analysis, formulae and calculation methods to a standard required for this course.

Part 4 covers monitoring of velocity, quantity and pressure for ventilation systems either during discrete surveys or as permanent real time monitoring points.

Course Content

Underground Mine Environment 1: Ventilation and Mine Services is structured in four parts and a total of 21 viewing sessions of approximately 60 minutes each, plus course reviews, appendices and extensive references. Current course duration is equivalent to approximately 25 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply the fundamentals of fluid flow in the context of underground mine ventilation network systems.
  • Identify the different fan types pertinent to the underground mine environment and perform the calculations required to predict, design and measure their performance.
  • Discuss the key aspects of ventilation network analysis, formulae and calculation methods.
  • Discuss the monitoring of ventilation systems both in the context of discrete surveys and as permanent real time monitoring points.

Recommended Background

  • A degree or diploma in mining engineering or related discipline.

Mining Education Australia

Welcome to Mining Education Australia (MEA), a unique collaborative venture that delivers more than 85% of Australia’s annual graduates from mining engineering degree programmes.

MEA comprises the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and Curtin University. These four universities deliver a common curriculum for years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering.

MEA is an initiative of and supported by, the Minerals Council of Australia (through its Minerals Tertiary Education Council), membership of which includes 48 of Australia’s leading mining and mining services companies.