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Reduction of fire hazards on large mining equipment.

Authors
De Rosa-MI
Source
Coal Age 2008 Sep; 113(9):30, 32, 34
NIOSHTIC No.
20034372
Abstract
Although standards and regulations are in place to prevent large mining equipment fires, recent analyses of mine accident data show that mining equipment fires still occur with alarming frequency and grave consequences, particularly at all surface mines and in underground metal/nonmetal mines. Recent technological advances in fire protection, combined with the statistical data on equipment fires led NIOSH to reinvestigate this area to improve operator safety. NIOSH demonstrated that newly developed technologies, such as dual cab fire inerting systems and engine compartment fire barriers can greatly enhance operator safety and lessen the damage of property during large mobile equipment fires.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Mine-fires; Surface-mining; Underground-mining; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Fire-fighting; Fire-extinguishing-systems; Fire-proofing
CODEN
COLAA7
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Journal Article; Trade
Email Address
mgd8@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0009-9910
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Coal Age
State
PA
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