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This report describes the work undertaken by British Coal in monitoring a range of mines gas utilization systems. The objective of the project was to develop criteria for assessing the performance of the various utilization techniques used within British Coal with a view to improving the operation of existing schemes and better analysing the options for future utilization projects. The report reviews the background to mines gas utilization, including the problems associated with mines gas from safety and environmental viewpoints, and while supporting the view that mines gas is a valuable energy resource, it emphasizes the problems of drained mines gas variability. The report presents utilization plant monitoring results from three sites, chosen to represent a range of mining techniques, and different types of plant, namely reciprocating engines, gas turbines and combined cycle plants.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17393 EN (1997) 89pp., FS, ECU 15.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-9188-8
Record Number: 199710637 / Last updated on: 1997-05-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en