NAMVS Short Course: Ventilation Network / Fire Modeling - Errors and Misconceptions

Sunday, April 28, 8:00am - 5:00pm | Level 500

Course Description

(*This course has been canceled*)

This course will present the basics of mine fire modeling, incorporating the latest developments using MFIRE, the PMRD (Pittsburgh Mining Research Division) mine fire simulation software. PMRD will cover fire modeling application issues including accurate identification of the fire source, establishing input parameters for fire simulation, and correct interpretation of the simulation results. A review of possible errors and misinterpretation of results will be presented. PMRD presenters will also discuss integration of atmospheric monitoring system data into MFIRE to improve the fire modeling results.

Examples will be presented that will identify the variable nature of the analysis based on the input parameters and a design process will be presented to help ensure the adequacy of the modeling effort.  The proper use of fire modeling studies and their place in ventilation design will be discussed.


SRK Instructors:

Brian Prosser - Principal Mine Ventilation EngineerBrian Prosser
Principal Consultant
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John Bowling - Senior Mine Ventilation EngineerJohn Bowling
Senior Consultant
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