Maiden Rock Mine Resistance Ventilation Designs
Fairmount Minerals’ Maiden Rock underground sand mine historically delivered air to ventilate diesel-powered equipment at its working faces through high-resistance, 380-mm-diameter (15 inch) PVC distribution lines. In support of plans for expanded production, three new, low-resistance ventilation design alternatives were analyzed. The study determined that adequate ventilation for expanded production was possible with various commercially available, high-volume/low-pressure fans combined with a systematic layout of control structures. The recommended redesign was implemented in 2001, resulting in a significant increase in flow volumes and a noticeable improvement in the mine environment.
For further information on the Maiden Rock Mine, please read the following technical paper: https://www.agapito.com//2010/05/application-of-propeller-fans-at-wisconsin-industrial-sand-a-case-study/