Application of sublevel caving with high-pressure air blasting into steeply dipping hard coal seams at Zonguldak colliery

Kuzu C., Fisne A.

10th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), NEW DELHI, India, 19 - 21 November 2001, pp.427-431 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: NEW DELHI
  • Country: India
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-431
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper presents the application of the air blasting system at Zonguldak colliery. In Zonguldak, the application of sublevel caving with air-blast techniques has begun first in 1992 and still in use, This method utilizes the power of pressurized air to excavate the steeply dipping hard coal seams and the high-pressure air blast system with sublevel caving method has in compare to the classical methods important advantages on economical and geological basis. This paper presents the geological and operational properties of the system.