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Wood crib fires in a ventilation tunnel.
Egan MR; Litton CD
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9045, 1986 Jan; :1-18
This Bureau of Mines report presents results from experimental studies on wood crib fires in an intermediate-scale fire tunnel. Gas concentrations, smoke particle characteristics, heat release rates, and ventilation rates were determined. These measurements form a data base for wood, which can be used with previous analyses for coal and future studies of other mine combustibles, to comprehend the potential hazards of these materials in underground mine fires. A knowledge of the combustion products emitted from these materials will benefit fire detection and control. Results show the changes in burning rate and heat release rate produced by different crib configurations and ventilation rates. Also included are the effects that the burning rate has on smoke characteristics and gas production.
Fires; Ventilation; Heat of combustion; Burning rate; Mining research; Combustion products; Mineral industries
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9045
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