Winding and Transport in Mines.: John Sinclair.

Winding and Transport in Mines.

John Sinclair.

Published by Sir Isaac Pitman., 1959
Condition: Good Hardcover
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A good 370 page ex-university library hardback book with the usual stamps & labels. Shelfwear to cover edges, clean and tight inside. 10 chapters, appendix, references, notes, index. 207 figures, 10 tables. A comprehensive record of mine haulage systems in the 1950s. WINDING AND TRANSPORT are here considered together: the two operations are intimately interlinked and correlated, and the modem conception is to regard the shafts as an extension of the underground roads. In 1945 the Reid Report drew attention to the heavy deployment of manpower on underground transport operations in our pits as compared with that in foreign pits. As a result, greater development has taken place in underground transport than in any other branch of coal mining with the possible exception of power loading at the face. The flexible armoured conveyor and the locomotive have become transport agents of ever-increasing importance at collieries. The mine car has displaced the small tub in the majority of re-constructions and new sinkings, and the size of car adopted shows a tendency to increase. The deployment of Manpower on pit-top and bottom car circuits has been greatly reduced. The friction winder applied to cage, skip or balance-weight winding with either of these, has been adopted as a first choice of winding system in new installations where appropriate. The application of small skips has increased the scope of skip-winding and there has been a gradual substitution of electrical for steam-driven winding engines. Automatic winding has also made a successful debut. This book reviews past as well as present practice, since both are encountered on the coalfields. It is intended for undergraduates of the Mining Departments of the Universities and for those students of Technical Colleges who are taking the examinations for the National Certificate, Higher National Certificate, Diploma in Mining or the Associate Membership of the Institution of Mining Engineers, but it is hoped it will also meet the needs of many others interested in coal mining. Bookseller Inventory # 010986

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Title: Winding and Transport in Mines.

Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman.

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition..

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