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Offline Tomferry

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Fans / mine ventilation topic
« on: June 06, 2021, 07:49:09 pm »
Hello everyone .

I am still reading my ventilation in mines book and have hit a very interesting subject Fans for working mines

For example

The sirocco fan

Diameter range 98” installed at  Wellesley fifeshire

All the way up to a big boy 154” double inlet Carlton mine Yorkshire

Then their is a waddle fan with a picture of a 15ft  400rpm and does 500,000 cubic air a minute with a 5ft water gauge in the book sorry I cannot do the photos on here ! But this range goes up to 30ft !

I was wondering if any of these monsters still exist today to view ?

Regards Tom

Offline Roger W

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Re: Fans / mine ventilation topic
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 08:23:18 pm »
Would one of the coal mining museums be able to help you there?  There's Caphouse near Wakefield (https://www.ncm.org.uk/) or Big Pit in Wales (https://museum.wales/bigpit/) or Pleasley in Derbyshire (https://www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk/) - they may know of something.
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Re: Fans / mine ventilation topic
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 08:30:46 pm »
Not sure, but I think you're localish?? to Croesor and you can clearly see the diameter of the Guibal fan, looking at AN (SimonRL pic)
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Photographs-Of-Croesor_102221/
Which presumably matches a diagram in your book something like this
https://www.alamy.com/601-eb1911-coal-fig-12guibal-fan-image212685303.html
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Offline Tomferry

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Re: Fans / mine ventilation topic
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 08:42:57 pm »
Some great suggestions already said Thankyou very much the diagram I have very similar in my book yes it goes through all the different designs then the models for each with the different powers etc all gets very complicated super fast  :lol:

Offline moorebooks

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Re: Fans / mine ventilation topic
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 10:30:36 am »
Some great suggestions already said Thankyou very much the diagram I have very similar in my book yes it goes through all the different designs then the models for each with the different powers etc all gets very complicated super fast  :lol:

I assume the book you are reading is
The History and Development  of Colliery Ventilation by Alan Hill ?

Mike

Offline Tomferry

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 11:53:39 am »
Hello Mike

Mine ventilation D&JS penman 1947 second edition .

Is a cracking book I found this copy in a second hand book shop in Cromer out of all places .

I don’t no the book you speak of , this covers most aspects of mine ventilation  perhaps is similar

Tom

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Re: Fans / mine ventilation topic
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 02:43:44 pm »
Alans is a more modern book copies were given away I think by PDHMS they over printed . He's around could have put you in touch if that was the book you were looking at

Mike

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Re: Fans / mine ventilation topic
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2021, 08:07:10 pm »
Alans is a more modern book copies were given away I think by PDHMS they over printed . He's around could have put you in touch if that was the book you were looking at

Mike

Over printed??? That's an understatement, I remember seeing large stacks of them in the store cupboard at the Museum at one point...
Dirty old mines need love too....

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2021, 09:45:41 pm »
I shall have to look for this book I imagine if it’s similar it will be a good read , I really enjoying this 1 the last chapter was about mine ventilation lay out with the ventilation doors that the trams open themselves,  fire dams , first aid stations , explosion proof air crossings etc then it goes on to speak about metalliferous mine design .  Am most looking forward to the chapter on fires in mines for aiding the ventilation have seen many fire bins in iron mines before .

 

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