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Remotely installed mine seals for mine fire control.

Authors
Trevits-MA; Smith-AC; Gray-TA; Crayne-LM; Glogowski-P
Source
2006 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, March 27-29, St. Louis, Missouri, Preprint 06-70. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2006 Mar; :1-10
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20029938
Abstract
Mine fires are one of the greatest threats to the health and safety of underground workers. Each event has the potential for disastrous consequences. Of the major mine fires and thermal events that have occurred in the United States in the last 6 years, it is estimated that remotely installed seals could have been used in 63% of the events to control fire growth or to aid in fire suppression. NIOSH is conducting full-scale tests at its Lake Lynn Experimental Mine to evaluate and improve remote mine seal construction technology. The main focus of this work is to develop reliable technology that will completely close the mine opening from floor to roof and from rib to rib. This paper presents the results of remote seal installations using grout-based materials.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Safety-research; Hazards; Injuries; Mine-fires; Disaster-prevention; Fire-fighting; Explosions; Fire-hazards
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CAS No.
7782-44-7; 74-82-8
Publication Date
20060327
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
2006 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, March 27-29, St. Louis, Missouri, Preprint 06-70
State
PA; OH
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