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Fire protection for mine conveyor belt systems.
Coal mine fire and explosion prevention. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines technology transfer seminars, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1978 and Denver, Colorado, March 14, 1978. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8768, 1978 Jan; :51-63
Conveyor belt fires can present a serious hazard in the confined environment of an underground coal mine; therefore, stringent safety measures are necessary to protect the miner. This Bureau of Mines report briefly summarizes available mine fire statistics and existing fire protection requirements that have been effective in reducing the frequency of coal mine conveyor belt fires. Results of Bureau in-house and contract research are presented to illustrate the limitation of laboratory-scale tests for evaluating the fire-resistance of various conveyor belts and to show the adequacy of the regulations for fire detection and fire suppression systems. In addition, ongoing research designed to help update the Federal Schedule 2G fire-resistance test is described.
Coal mines; Mine fires; Fire prevention; Fire detection; Fire protection systems; Belt conveyors; Fire safety
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Coal mine fire and explosion prevention. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines technology transfer seminars, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1978 and Denver, Colorado, March 14, 1978
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