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:

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