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Guidelines for siting product-of-combustion fire sensors in underground mines.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8919, 1983 Mar; :1-15
This Bureau of Mines report presents a set of guidelines for determining the distribution of product-of-combustion fire sensors in underground mines. Sensor spacing is defined in terms of sensor alarm threshold, ventilation flow rate, and mine entry dimensions. Sensor spacing guidelines are presented for detection of fires from two primary combustibles, coal and wood, which are common to the majority of underground mines. The guidelines are based on data from full-scale and intermediate-scale fire tests conducted by the Bureau of Mines.
Underground-mining; Mine-fires; Fire-detection-systems; Guidelines; Installing; Spacing; Mining-industry; Fire-safety; Monitoring-systems; Monitors
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8919
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