Recent developments in metal and nonmetal mine fire protection. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Denver, CO, October 18-19; Detroit, MI, October 20-21; Las Vegas, NV, November 1-2; and Spokane, WA, November 3-4, 1988.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9206, 1988 Jan; :1-82
Great strides have been made in recent years to reduce the disaster potential of underground mine fires. However, mines can still be caught unprepared for a fire emergency. Fires can grow too large before they are detected, warning systems can be too slow and uncertain to reliably signal the danger, and suppression systems can be inadequate to extinguish the flames. New mining systems and equipment may create unanticipated fire hazards, and new materials may generate highly toxic combustion products. This report contains papers that summarize recent significant developments from the Bureau of Mines mine fire protection research program relating to these problems. Certain of these findings are also applicable to surface mining operations. The papers fall into the general categories of fire detection and instrumentation, fire warning, fire suppression, diesel equipment, spontaneous combustion, and toxicity analysis of combustion products.
Fire-detection-systems; Fire-safety; Combustion-products; Mining-engineering; Toxicity; Smoke; Meetings; Fire-protection; Mine-fires; Underground-mining
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Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9206