Coal and rock bursts can occur from a range of energy sources within the rock mass. These typically relate to seismic events, localised areas of elevated gas pressure and strain energy about an excavation. Each source of energy and its potential effect on a roadway or extraction area can be assessed.

SCT has conducted a range of combined field measurement and computer modelling studies to assist in defining the mechanics of the coal and rock burst process. We are able to identify and quantify controls and assist with their implementation. Our team of qualified field engineers conduct measurements relating to in situ stress, pore pressure and permeability.

For more information on coal and rock bursts, please contact Winton Gale.

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