NAMVS Presentation: Development of Practical Renewable (Sustainable) Energy Efficient Cooling Systems and Strategies

Sustainable cooling systems could reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical cooling if installed with favorable conditions.

Renewable/Alternative Energy in Mine Ventilation: Heating and Cooling I  |  Tuesday, April 30, 10:30am  |  Room 510A

Planning for sustainable cooling potential requires protected space to successfully maintain chilled propylene glycol in storage until needed. Stored propylene glycol should be judiciously cared for, safely kept from the ill effects of heat, in order to remain useful for bulk air cooling. Maximizing the chilled temperature of the propylene glycol reservoir tanks means that atmospheric conditions will be monitored closely during the chilling phase. Storage facilities would maintain restricted airflow while minimizing possibilities for heat transfer during the storage phase. Sustainable cooling systems could reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical cooling if installed with favorable conditions.

SRK Speaker:

Jon Fox - Mine Ventilation EngineerJon Fox
Ventilation Consultant
 
Jon Fox is a Mining Engineer with over 9 years’ experience in ventilation, production, research, surveying for metalliferous, industrial minerals and coal mines in North America. Jon also has 12 years’ experience designing, programming and commissioning integrated control systems for large-scale industrial, commercial and residential installations in the western US. Mr. Fox has also worked as an independent consultant, providing contract drafting and programming services. Jon is proficient in the use of MineFire Pro+®, VnetPC Pro+®, ClimSIM®, MFIRE, VUMA®, Ventsim®, AutoCAD®, Matlab®, SketchUp®, Navicat®, Access®, Excel®, Word®, Powerpoint®, VisualStudio® and Project®. Jon manages software development at MVS.

 

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