A Brief Note On Coal Mining Museum Report

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Coal Mining Museum Report
PEME 1090: Introduction to Process Engineering
Lisa Kaufman (ID: 200857568)
Module leader: Dr Colin Poole
Date submitted: 12 January 2015
Word count: 1976
Table of Contents
The National Coal Mining Museum 1
Equipment Types 1
Mining Techniques 2
Dangers of Coal Mining 3
Modern Day Coal Mining 4
References 6 The National Coal Mining Museum
The National Coal Mining Museum is based at the site of Caphouse Colliery in Overton; once a fully functioning mine. The museum has an area, 140 meters underground, which has been adapted to demonstration the development and revolution in mining techniques through out the ages. It presents mining techniques from the early 19th century all the way through to the present day. The museum also houses an array of mining machinery and vehicles that has been conserved since its use, which are kept in a gallery above ground. Such machinery includes locomotives, BJD coal cutters, and a seventeen-tonne Dosco Roadheader that was used to cut roadways underground. (National Coal Mining Museum, 2014)
Equipment Types
Coal had been in use far long before the 19th century, however, the arrival of the industrial revolution saw a boom in the demand for coal and as a result coal mining became an enormous and lucrative industry. Nonetheless, the equipment used in the early 19th century was still exceptionally primitive and working conditions were also very harsh.
Shockingly, in those days it was not unusual for entire families to be…
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