Case studies of sealing methods and materials used in the salt and potash mining industries

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Sealing methods and materials currently used in salt and potash industries were surveyed to determine if systems analogous to the shaft seal design proposed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) exist. Emphasis was first given to concrete and then expanded to include other materials. Representative case studies could provide useful design, construction, and performance information for development of the WIPP shaft seal system design. This report contains a summary of engineering and construction details of various sealing methods used by mining industries for bulkheads and shaft liners. Industrial experience, as determined from site visits and literature reviews, provides few ... continued below

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Eyermann, T. J.; van Sambeek, L. L. & Hansen, F. D. November 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sealing methods and materials currently used in salt and potash industries were surveyed to determine if systems analogous to the shaft seal design proposed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) exist. Emphasis was first given to concrete and then expanded to include other materials. Representative case studies could provide useful design, construction, and performance information for development of the WIPP shaft seal system design. This report contains a summary of engineering and construction details of various sealing methods used by mining industries for bulkheads and shaft liners. Industrial experience, as determined from site visits and literature reviews, provides few examples of bulkheads built in salt and potash mines for control of water. Sealing experiences representing site-specific conditions often have little engineering design to back up the methods employed and even less quantitative evaluation of seal performance. Cases examined include successes and failures, and both contribute to a database of experiences. Mass salt-saturated concrete placement under ground was accomplished under several varied conditions. Information derived from this database has been used to assess the performance of concrete as a seal material. Concrete appears to be a robust material with successes in several case studies. 42 refs.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96004950

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  • Other: DE96004950
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1120
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/188537 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 188537
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668684

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Eyermann, T. J.; van Sambeek, L. L. & Hansen, F. D. Case studies of sealing methods and materials used in the salt and potash mining industries, report, November 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668684/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.