Practical Mine Ventilation Design and Control Short Course



April 18-20, 2012
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Presented by Missouri University of Science and Technology

Course Objectives
This three-day course will provide participants with a sufficient background to design and maintain an underground ventilation system, as well as DPM control strategies. The materials taught apply to most underground situations, including coal, metal, and nonmetal mines, with the emphasis on practical applications.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for ventilation and planning engineers, safety engineers, production, technical and supervisory personnel who need to become proficient or need a refresher course in mine ventilation. For the computer simulation section, experience on the use of computers is helpful but not necessary.

Course Director

 Dr. Jerry C. Tien, P.E., Associate Professor in Mining Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Jerry Tien is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and has over 36 years of ventilation related work, research, and teaching experience. Before coming to Missouri S&T, Dr. Tien worked for the White Pine Copper Company for two years, Peabody Coal Company as a Ventilation Specialist for 10 years, and for Asian American Coal, Inc., Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, as V.P., Technical Service for 1.5 years. He has accumulated extensive practical experience in ventilation system design, pressure surveys and cost evaluation, for both metal, non-metal and coal mines. Dr. Tien is an active consultant and has also worked for the International Labor Office as a Ventilation Training Expert conducting workshop in China, and is currently serving as one of the six members for the federal Technical Study Panel established in MINER ACT of 2006. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University and the University of Missouri-Rolla respectively, and an MBA from the University of Evansville, Indiana.

Fee and Registration
The fee of $995 covers three luncheons, coffee breaks, instructional costs. Advance registration is encouraged. The Missouri University of Science and Technology reserves the right to cancel the course and return all registration fees if the minimum registration is not received. No course refund is payable for cancellation after April 11, 2012.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Attendees completing this three-day course will be awarded 24 PDHs.

Motels are all within one mile of the university campus. Attendees must make their own lodging arrangements. You can view a list of area hotels with phone numbers by clicking here.

Cancellation Policy
Missouri University of Science and Technology reserves the right to cancel its programs in the event of insufficient registrations, instructor illness, severe weather, or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all registration fees will be refunded in full. Persons wishing to cancel their registrations must do so by April 11, 2012. Refunds will not be made after this date. Substitutions may be made at any time.