Novel Prototype of Mining Helmet to Facilitate Cooling
The thermal comfort of mining helmet during mining process is important as it can affect the physiological and psychological condition of the worker. The project deals with the development of a cooling system for mining helmet using powerful fan technology. The system consists of mainly two fans and batteries. Electrical power is used to run the fan, which creates a temperature difference inside the helmet and facilitates cooling. Fans are used to suck the air from the surrounding and air is circulated inside the helmet and provides a soothing cool breeze inside the helmet. The numerical and experimental results indicate that the temperature inside the helmet can be reduced by 4-5 0C in approximately 3-4 minutes in the mining helmet.
 Hem Chandra Joshi and Satyajit Das, "Design and Simulation of Smart Helmet for Coal Miners using Zigbee Technology," International Journal on Emerging Technologies, vol.8, no.1, pp.196-200, 2017. View
 M. Hrairi, A.F. Abdullah and M.I. Ahmed, "Cooling of Motorcyclist Helmet with Thermoelectric Module," Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, vol.13, pp. 103-108, 2013. View
 Shabina.S, "Smart Helmet Using RF and WSN Technology for Underground Mines Safety," 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Computing Applications, pp.305-309,2014. Article
 David Dearing, 4945 Dana Dr., Kennesaw’ Ga- 30144 “United States Patent" Patent Number: 5,146,757. View
 Deb, A. and Biswas, U et al. “Evaluation of safety of helmets using a featureless Hybrid III head form," Int. J. Vehicle Safety, vol.1, no. 4, 2006. Article
 Saud Ghani et al. "The effect of forced convection and PCM on helmets’ thermal performance in hot and arid environments,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 111, no 25, pp. 624–637, 2017. Article
 C.P. Kothandaraman, S. Subramayan, "Heat and Mass Transfer DATA Book" New Age International Publication 6th Edition.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Click here for more information on Copyright policy
Click here for more information on Licensing policy