Coal Mines


A number of flammable gases can be found in coal mines, especially methane , as deeper the excavation higher the pressure and the quantity of gas to be drained.


Gas drainage is a very important stage in any mining activity.


Uncontrolled release of these gases during coal mining creates unsafe working conditions and can eventually trigger explosions. However, if it is handled with expertise and with proper technology it can become an important source of energy.


Our engineering team has been involved in coal mine projects for many years in countries like Australia and South Africa and successfully delivered ground enclosed flares up to 60 MW each. 


At Hofstetter Gastechnik AG we work following best practice for effective coal mines Methane (CMM) drainage and use. We offer solutions to encourage the utilization and abatement of CMM to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 


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