Visualization of methane drainage network
Underground methane drainage network discharge gas from its intake to the surface through pipelines. The pipelines are under negative pressure generated in the methane drainage station on the surface of the mine. In order to properly regulate the intake and gas flow, measurements are take daily both on the main pipelines and locally near intake sites. Currently, these measurements are performed manually by qualified employees with a frequency of once a day.
Project of visualization of the underground methane drainage network concerns main methane pipelines in all JSW S.A. mines. It is 60 measurement points, where automatically will be measured methane concentration, pressure and temperature of collected gas with flow. These data will be transferred through central data analysis system to employees responsible for demethanation process.