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An evaluation of the fire and explosion hazards of oil shale mining and processing. Volume 2: data summary of Anvil Points raw shale waste pile combustion.
Crookston RB; McGuire MD
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0275001, 1983 Jul; :1-144
The objectives of this investigation were to gather combustion data on a raw shale pile and to monitor product gases. The internal temperatures and the gaseous products of a combusting raw oil shale pile on the surface at a Colorado oil shale mine were monitored from August 1979 to July 1980. The internal pile temperatures and gas concentration data collected were summarized, pictures were taken for the record, and observations were made to provide information on the origin, occurrence mode, progression, and paths of the combustion events.
Oil-shale; Mining; Combustion; Wastes; Fires; Explosions; Hazards; Safety; Accidents; Temperature; Gases; Health
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 12(2)-85; Contract-J0275001
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0275001
PA; CO; CA
Tosco Corporation, Los Angeles, California
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