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Coal Combustion in a Ventilated Tunnel.

Authors
Egan-MR
Source
MISSING :13 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10006043
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines experimentally burned Pittsburgh seam coal and other combustible materials found in mines in order to obtain a better knowledge of their emission products. These experiments were conducted in the Bureau's intermediate-scale fire tunnel, which simulates environmental conditions in underground mines. Smoke characteristics, gas concentrations, mass loss, and ventilation were measured. From these values, heat-release rates, particle sizes, obscuration rates, combustion yields, and production constants were calculated. This information was sought as part of a comprehensive study of combustible materials that will ultimately advance the design of more efficient fire detection and suppression systems. The coal combustion measurements presented in this report, together with previous analyses of wood and transformer fluid fires, form a data base by which future studies of other mine combustibles can be compared.
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 9169
NIOSH Division
PRC;
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