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Improved fire protection for underground fuel storage and fuel transfer areas.
The potential for large-scale fires in underground fuel storage and fuel transfer areas prompted the Bureau of Mines to study fire hazards in these areas and devise improved fire safety technology for use in these areas. This report describes the Bureau's research to characterize and quantify fire hazards in fuel storage and fuel transfer areas, develop guidelines for safe and efficient fueling system design, prepare specifications for automatic fire sensing and suppression systems for these areas, test prototype systems in the laboratory and in underground mines, and perform cost-effectiveness evaluations of the devised technology.
Fuels; Fire-hazards; Fire-safety; Storage-containers; Storage-facilities; Mining-industry
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division