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Evaluation of gas-enhanced foam for suppressing coal mine fires.

Authors
Smith-AC; Trevits-MA; Mucho-TP; Ozment-A; Walsh-JB
Source
Proceedings of the National Coal Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7-9, 2005. Denver, CO: Mining Media, Inc., 2005 Jun; :1-17
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030569
Abstract
Improvements in remote firefighting technology are needed to reduce miner exposure to the dangers of fires and possibly save the lives of those who may become trapped. NIOSH, in cooperation with U.S. Foam Technologies, Inc., conducted a series of experiments at the NIOSH Lake Lynn Experimental Mine to study the stability, transport, control, and fire extinguishing effectiveness of nitrogen-enhanced foam technology. This paper describes the mine test configurations and experimental results.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Safety-research; Injuries; Hazards; Mine-fires; Fire-fighting
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20050607
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Proceedings of the National Coal Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7-9, 2005
State
PA; TX; KY; VA; ID; UT
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