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Mining Publication: Rapid Detection and Suppression of Mining Equipment Cab Fires

Original creation date: April 2010

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/PRL) conducted a series of large-scale experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of optical flame detectors, photoelectric smoke detectors, and combined ionization and photoelectric smoke detectors for rapidly detecting mining equipment cab fires. The detector alarm times were then used to trigger the discharge of a fire inerting system inside the cab to suppress cab material fires. This paper discusses the types of fire detectors tested, the experiments that were conducted, and the results that were obtained. Conclusions are that rapid detection of equipment cab fires can be achieved to trigger the discharge of a fire inerting system inside the cab to protect the operator in the cab.

Authors: MI DeRosa, CD Litton

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - April 2010

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20033062

Fire Technol 2010 Apr; 46(2):425-435


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