methane monitoring system

methane monitoring system

[′meth‚ān ′män·ə·triŋ ‚sis·təm]
(mining engineering)
A system that samples methane content in mine air continuously and feeds this information into an electrical device that cuts off power in each mining machine when the methane content rises above a predetermined level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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