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Diesel-discriminating detector response to smoldering fires.

Authors
Egan-MR
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9353, 1992 Dec; :1-9
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10012110
Abstract
Reliable fire detection is essential for both safe evacuation and containment or extinguishment. In order to increase reliability by reducing the number of nuisance fire alarms in underground mines that use diesel-powered equipment, the U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed a diesel-discriminating fire detector (DDD). It was designed to discriminate between smoke produced by a fire and the smoke-laden exhaust of a diesel engine. Experiments were conducted by the Bureau to compare the smoke detection capabilities of the DDD with those of conventional fire detectors in response to smoldering coal and conveyor belting.
Keywords
Coal-mines; Mine-safety; Underground-mining; Mine-fires; Fire-detection-systems; Discrimination; Diesel-engine-exhaust; Smoke-detectors
Publication Date
19921207
Document Type
Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-215671
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC-9353
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9353
State
PA
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