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Automatic Fire Protection System for Mobile Underground Metal Mining Equipment. Volume 1 - Executive Summary of Final Report.
NTIS: PB/268-735 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :235 pages
The objective of this report was the development and in-mine testing of an automatic fire control system (afcs) for mobile underground metal mining equipment. The report covers the period from June 21, 1975 through June 30, 1976, and accomplished the following tasks: (1) preparation of data handling plan and data acquisition which included visits to 20 mine sites in 11 states, visits to Bureau of Mines and Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration facilities, and a literature survey, (2) data analysis that determined the most hazardous type of vehicle for use in the demonstration and design requirements for the afcs, (3) development of recommended design concepts for the afcs, (4) design and development of the afcs including tests on a full-scale mockup of a load-haul-dump (lhd) vehicle, and (5) underground fire tests on an st-2b-lhd vehicle at the Hecla Lakeshore Mine in Casa Grande, Arizona.
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NTIS: PB/268-735 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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