This course is the third in a comprehensive series of five mine ventilation courses by the author, written for practicing professionals. The complete series includes the following titles:
- Mine Ventilation 1 - Introduction
- Mine Ventilation 2 - Hazard Awareness
- Mine Ventilation 3 - Design Basics
- Mine Ventilation 4 - Advanced Design
- Mine Ventilation 5 - Operations
The basic focus for this course series is on airflow engineering. This is because getting the right amount of fresh air to the workplace is the single most important success factor in meeting the quality and quantity requirements of an efficient, safe and healthy underground mining operation.
The courses are also designed to ensure the ventilation practitioner has an adequate understanding of at least the basic issues involved in mine ventilation, and therefore knows when a ventilation problem is of such magnitude as to need to call in a specialist, and has sufficient background to be able to liaise technically with that specialist.
Mine Ventilation 3 - Design Basics ensures that you, as ventilation officer, understand the principles of pressure, resistance and flow and are aware of the basic ventilation design issues, including fan parts, fan pressure and performance, fan networks and fan modelling and testing. Major topics covered include...
- Pressure, Resistance and Flow
- Basic Ventilation Design Issues
- Fan Parts, Pressure and Performance
- Fan Networks, Testing and Modelling
- Fan Types and Issues
This course comprises 22 learning sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, images and references, appendices and interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 22 hours.