Novel Prototype of Mining Helmet to Facilitate Cooling

  • Hanumesha Pujar KLEIT, Hubballi
  • Syed Suhel KLEIT, Hubballi
  • Naveen Dinakar KLEIT, Hubballi
  • Chetan Baseganni KLEIT, Hubballi
  • Mayur Gohil KLEIT, Hubballi
  • Rahul Kulkarni KLEIT, Hubballi

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Helmet cooling, Thermal cooling, Temperature difference

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Author Biographies

Hanumesha Pujar, KLEIT, Hubballi

Assistant Professor, Dept. of  Mechanical Engineering, K.L.E.I.T. - Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Syed Suhel, KLEIT, Hubballi

B.E (Mechanical Engineering) semester VIII Student for the academic year 2016-17

Naveen Dinakar, KLEIT, Hubballi

B.E (Mechanical Engineering) semester VIII Student for the academic year 2016-17

Chetan Baseganni, KLEIT, Hubballi

B.E (Mechanical Engineering ) Semester VIII Student for the academic year 2016-17

Mayur Gohil, KLEIT, Hubballi

B.E (Mechanical Engineering) Semester VIII Student in the academic year 2016-17

Rahul Kulkarni, KLEIT, Hubballi

B.E (Mechanical Engineering) Semester VIII Student in the academic year 2016-17

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Published
2017-08-14
Section
Graduate Research Articles
How to Cite
[1]
H. Pujar, S. Suhel, N. Dinakar, C. Baseganni, M. Gohil, and R. Kulkarni, “Novel Prototype of Mining Helmet to Facilitate Cooling”, Advanced Journal of Graduate Research, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 3-8, Aug. 2017.