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An Evaluation of the Fire and Explosion Hazards of Oil Shale Mining and Processing, Volume 3: Oil Shale Mine Dust Program.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract J0275001, 1983 Jul; :1-74
The objective of this report was to present a summary of the oil shale mine dust programs that were conducted to assess the explosivity hazard of settled mine dust and to compare the results with those obtained in a previous study. Settled dust samples were taken from three Colorado underground oil shale mines and analyzed. The volatile-combustible concentrations were calculated and compared with the minimum nominal explosive concentration determined by the Bureau of Mines. The dust concentrations sampled were found to be well below the minimum nominal explosive concentrations.
Oil-shale; Mining; Fires; Dust-explosions; Hazards; Combustion; Sampling; Concentration-composition; Dust; Safety
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 12(3)-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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