In order to ensure the safety conditions for the useful minerals substances underground exploitation, strong measures must be applied to avoid the formation of toxic or explosive (coal mine) atmospheres. The identification of specific technical measures for ensuring safety in mining, workers and the deposits protection is achieved through basic and applied research, technological development and transfer. In the laboratory are performed basic and applied research, technology transfer and development in the following areas:

–       security of mineral resources (operating technologies, underground fire fighting technologies, etc);

–       mining ventilation;

–       classification of underground works in terms of gas emissions;

–       preventing and combating emissions and / or gas accumulations;

–       technical expertise for events generated by chemical substances explosions

The laboratory carries out the following activities;

–          Basic and applied research;

–          Laboratory tests/experiments;

–          Technical support;

–          Specialised services;

–          Consultancy;

–          Personnel training;

–         Results dissemination;

–         Technology transfer.

–         Technical expertise

–         Frame exploitation methods approval.

  • ACCREDITED TESTS:

–          Determination of the state parameters of air (temperature, pressure, humidity, velocity).;

–          Determination of depressure/ pressure;

–          Determination of the gaseous components of the atmosphere with sensor gas analyzer (chlorine, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, oxygen and methane).

  • TESTING IN THE VOLUNTARY REGIME

–          Determination of self-ignition tendency with hydrogen peroxide method;

–          Determination of self-ignition tendency with oxigen method;

–          Determination of the fire indexes;

–          Depressure determinations;

–          Flow meter determinations;

  • SPECIFIC TECHNICAL STUDIES

– Classification and/or verification of mine classifications in terms of gas emissions;

– Determination of coal and bituminous shale auto-ignition tendency, classification of coal beds depending on the susceptibility to auto-ignition;

– Technical assistance for establishing ventilation solutions (maximum efficiency with minimum energetic consumption);

– Preventive treatment of the goaf in problematic areas generated by endogenous fires;

– Modelling, solving and optimization of ventilation networks with the help of IT equipment and advanced software;

– Identification of proper solutions for preventing the occurrence of explosive atmospheres in underground mines for minerals;

– Identification of proper solutions for preventing/fighting against spontaneous combustions in the exploitation of high reactivity minerals;

– Absolute and relative gas flows verification (CH4 or CO2);

– Deposits degasingtechnologies;

– Determination of characteristic curves of main ventilation stations in operation or after major repairs and c