Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13091/386
Title: Investigation of Climatic Conditions in Underground Coal Mining
Authors: Çınar, İbrahim
Özsen, Hakan
Keywords: Underground Mine Climate
Thermal Comfort
Predicted Mean Vote Index
Predicted Percentage Dissatisfied Index
A Thermal Mannequin
Comfort
Insulation
Wind
Cold
Movement
Models
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Abstract: Mine workers in heavy and dangerous work are under several physical risk factors, for example temperature, humidity, noise, vibration, lighting and air velocity. Thermal comfort includes parameters such as air temperature, air humidity, air flow rate, radiant heat, metabolic rate and garment insulation. In this study, thermal comfort conditions were evaluated using thermal comfort indices defined as predicted mean vote (PMV) and predicted percentage dissatisfied (PPD) which were determined by measurements taken from an underground coal mine for approximately 100 days. Although the metabolic rate (light work) was kept at 2 met, it was found that predicted mean vote ranged between - 2.58 and 1.68. The predicted percentage dissatisfied index was found to reach 95%. According to the results, it can be seen that thermal comfort may have negative effects on occupational health and safety. The change in thermal comfort index values in the Soma Underground Coal Mine was investigated in detail and the reasons for the changes were determined. Furthermore, determining the optimal working environment for the mine workers was also an aim of this study.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-019-00141-4
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13091/386
ISSN: 2524-3462
2524-3470
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