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Conducting Airflow Measurements For Ventilation Surveys

Brian Prosser, Jake Jodouin
Thursday, March 8, 2018
First presented: 
Mine Ventilation
One thing we've noticed when visiting mines around the world is the difference between airflow measurements taken for the purposes of general quantity checks and measurements required in the comparison and development of ventilation models.  We've created a video to showcase one preferred method of measuring airflow used during a ventilation survey for the development of a ventilation model.

Feature Author

Brian Prosser

Mr. Prosser has over 20 years of experience in the design and planning of large underground ventilation systems, ventilation and air climatic surveys, network analysis, dust and gas control, and the development of network ventilation and fire models. He has experience overseeing numerous ventilation studies involving nuclear waste repositories, hard rock mines, and coal mines. Brian has performed ventilation studies, surveys, optimization and planning for mines located in North America, South America, Europe and Indonesia. Brian has been responsible for survey planning, coordination with third party consultants and vendors, business development and job estimating. He has also conducted ventilation short courses to expand the knowledge base of clientele.

Mine Ventilation Specialist
SRK Clovis
Jake Jodouin

Jake has over 22 years of experience in Mine Ventilation. He has extensive background experience and in-depth understanding in the planning, organizing, leadership and implementation of mining ventilation infrastructure designs, projects and construction.

He prioritizes safety for all projects while providing a diversity of cost-effective engineering and project management services for mine ventilation projects of varying complexity in the conceptual, pre-feasibility, feasibility, planning, evaluation, and implementation phases.

Mine Ventilation Specialist
SRK Sudbury
Keith Wallace
Mr. Wallace has over 30 years of underground ventilation experience. He manages a small team of engineers in the design and implementation of underground mine ventilation systems for mining and civil projects around the world. Worldwide there are less than five firms that specialize in only underground mine ventilation.
Mr. Wallace has been active in the ventilation community by serving on the executive committee of the Underground Ventilation Committee of the Society of Mining Engineers, publishing over 30 papers on various aspects of ventilation and was the editor of the 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium. He has been in involved with numerous ventilation studies at both metal/non-metal mines, coal mines and tunnel construction projects throughout the world. Mr. Wallace is also active in developing ventilation software and organizing and has conducted over 40 workshops on ventilation planning and design to mining professionals.
Mine Ventilation Specialist
MS Eng. Mineral Engineering, Underground Ventilation
SRK Clovis
SRK Africa