Diesels in underground mines. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, April 21, 1987, and Denver, Colorado, April 23, 1987.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9141, 1987 Apr; :1-165
The goal of the Bureau of Mines diesel engine research program is to reduce exhaust emissions and minimize the risk of fires and explosions caused by the use of diesel-powered equipment in underground mines. This program has led to a fundamental understanding of the problems and to solutions that allow diesel equipment to be used safely and effectively. This volume contains reports of the presentations made at the Bureau technology transfer seminar on diesels in underground mines given in Louisville, Kentucky, and Denver, Colorado, on April 21 and April 23, 1987. It also contains three reports of related research, not presented at the seminar, which highlight the significant achievements of a joint U.S.-Canadian research program on diesel emission control technology for underground mines. Topics covered in this volume include discussions of industrial hygiene problems associated with the use of diesels, accident statistics, fire and explosion control systems, measurement of diesel pollutants, emission control techniques including engine maintenance, fuel additives, diesel particulate filters, and ventilation of diesel sections. An alternative to diesel power, the hydrogen-powered mine vehicle, is also described.
Diesel emissions; Diesel engines; Diesel exhausts; Mining; Mining industry; Underground mines; Underground mining; Motor vehicles; Fires; Fire prevention; Explosion prevention; Explosions
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Diesels in underground mines. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, April 21, 1987, and Denver, Colorado, April 23, 1987