Mining Publication: Technology News 564 - MFIRE 4.0 Enhances Fire Modeling Capabilities

Original creation date: December 2020

Authors: L Zhou, J Schall

Technology News - December 2020

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20061691

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2021-109 (TN 564), 2020 Dec;

The MFIRE 4.0 software is now available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to assist mine operators and researchers with modeling different types of fires that can occur in mines. MFIRE 4.0 substantially improves upon NIOSH’s mine fire simulation software MFIRE 3.0 by incorporating two time-dependent fire source models and a smoke rollback identification model. This software update will enable mine operators to better anticipate how to plan for and respond to a fire using more accurately modeled fire and ventilation behavior.

First page of Technology News 564 - MFIRE 4.0 Enhances Fire Modeling Capabilities
Technology News - December 2020

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20061691

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2021-109 (TN 564), 2020 Dec;


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