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Principles of Thermal Engineering in Mine Environmental Control
23 JUL 18
Start date
27 JUL 18
End date
R16,241.23
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Aims of the Course 

The aim of the short course is to give the students an understanding of the different types of temperatures and the influence of water vapour on temperatures, heat transfer processes, psychrometric properties of air, air volume requirements and refrigeration principles.


Course Content

The content of the course will include the following:

  • Review of basic thermodynamics
  • Introduction to psychrometrics
  • Heat transfer and sources of heat in mines
  • Managing heat flux in mining excavations
  • Mine cooling principles
  • Ventilation planning principles and practice
  • Mixing of airstreams
  • Theory and calculation of auto compression and Virgin Rock Temp (VRT)


Learning Outcome

After completion of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Use engineering methods, skill and tool to solve ventilation problems relating to heat psychrometric processes and refrigeration issues.
  • Identify natural and artificial sources of heat. 
  • Use empirical methods to estimate heat load and cooling required.
  • Recommend appropriate cooling methods for various mine situation.

Method of Assessment

Successful completion of an examination (70%) and assessment (30%).


Number of Notional Study Hours: 100




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