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Automatic fire protection for mobile underground mining equipment.

Authors
Johnson-GA
Source
MISSING; :1-12
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NIOSHTIC No.
10003175
Abstract
To improve productivity and cut costs, modern underground mining operations have become more mechanized. This mechanization has increased the usage of fuels, hydraulics, and electrical equipment associated with diesel-powered vehicles, thereby also increasing the hazards of underground mine fires. The Bureau of Mines evaluated the fire hazard problem and assembled prototype components for a system that would automatically sense and extinguish fires on mobile underground equipment. The prototype system and alternative designs were in-mine tested and proved effective. This report summarizes this technology, which can cost effectively help solve the problem of fire hazards on underground vehicles.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Fire-hazards; Fire-protection; Mine-fires; Fire-extinguishing-systems; Equipment-design
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 8954
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
MISSING
State
MN
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