Mining Contract: Performance-Based Fire Safety Designs for Self-Escape in Underground Mines
State-of-the-art mine fire modeling and simulation are needed to allow installation of effective suppression and detection systems and the design of effective firefighting and evacuation strategies. This research will further study mine fire occurrence and behavior and devise firefighting methods to better control and suppress fires in underground mines.
Contract Status & Impact
This capacity-building contract is ongoing.
The purpose of capacity-building contracts is to help build the capacity of our nation’s workforce to address critical safety and health problems in U.S. mines by producing graduates with advanced degrees in mining and minerals engineering, and to help develop tenure-track faculty performing research in these areas. Applications for these competitive grants are announced as part of NIOSH OMSHR’s Broad Agency Announcements and are submitted by a Principal Investigator at a U.S. institution offering an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in mining or minerals engineering.
For further information on capacity-building contracts, please submit a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
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- The Effects of Ventilation and Preburn Time on Water Mist Extinguishing of Diesel Fuel Pool Fires
- Engineering Design for Mine Fire Prevention and Atmospheric Monitoring Systems
- Fire Control and Suppression
- Innovative Strategies for Mine Fire Preparedness
- NIOSH Mine Fire Research in the United States
- Responders to Underground Mine Fires
- Technical Solutions for Enhancements to Mine Safety Using Barricade II Fire Blocking Gel
- An Underground Coal Mine Fire Preparedness and Response Checklist: The Instrument
- Understanding Mine Fire Disasters by Determining the Characteristics of Deep-Seated Fires
- Page last reviewed: 7/17/2014
- Page last updated: 7/17/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program