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Using Handheld Infrared Imagers to Locate Miners in Smoke-filled Mine Openings.

Authors
Stateham-RM; Bowser-ML
Source
NTIS: PB 241 203 :11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007994
Abstract
Two infrared imagers, both with a 3- to 5-um spectral range, were tested in a smoke-filled opening to determine their capability to "see through smoke." A mine opening 75 meters long was filled with coal smoke. A fire in a smoke generator and two men were used as targets. The men were detected and identified at 75 meters. Tests were discontinued on the fire because the instruments were saturated with the fire at 25 meters, indicating that fire could be detected at much greater distances. Because of their ability to "see through smoke," infrared imagers should be useful during rescue operations in smoke-filled mines.
Publication Date
19750101
Document Type
IH;
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-241203
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TPR 87
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 241 203
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