Improved Automatic Fire Protection Systems for Off-highway Mine Vehicles.
Off-highway Vehicle Mtg and Expos SAE, No. 790880, Milwaukee Wisconsin,September 10-13 1979
Fire on off-road mine equipment is a serious hazard to life and property. The Bureau of Mines, through a program of contract and in- house research, has developed and demonstrated reasonably priced, reliable automatic fire protection systems to deal with this problem. This paper describes the development and subsequent in- mine tests of typical systems for front-end loaders, dozers, drills, haulage trucks, and hydraulic excavators. A variety of fire sensors, extinguishing agents, and control systems are discussed in the context of mine equipment designs and operating environments.
Off-highway Vehicle Mtg. and Expos., SAE, Milwaukee, WI, September 10-13, 1979, No. 790880