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Explosion hazards of coal dust in the presence of methane.

Authors
Cashdollar-KL; Sapko-MJ
Source
Handbook for methane control in mining. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2006 Jun; :147-150
NIOSHTIC No.
20030264
Abstract
Although methane explosions are dangerous, those that involve coal dust are even more so. If exploding methane disperses and ignites the coal dust that has accumulated on the mine ribs and floor, the burning coal dust immeasurably increases the strength of the explosion. Such methane-dust explosions are prevented by inerting the coal dust in a way that prevents the exploding methane from igniting it. This chapter discusses the dust hazard and how it is prevented in U.S. coal mines.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Methane-control; Safety-research; Coal-mining; Explosions; Coal-dust; Underground-mining
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CAS No.
74-82-8
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Kissell-FN
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Handbook for Methane Control in Mining
State
PA
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