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Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mine Fire Protection. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 3, 1981, and St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 6, 1981.
MISSING :150 pages
These proceedings consist of an overview of the underground metal and nonmetal mine fire protection research currently being conducted by the Bureau of Mines. The following papers address the areas of prompt, reliable fire detection, fire planning and warning, fire suppression, and personnel protection. Selected topics are included here that cover fire protection systems for shafts, underground fueling areas, and mobile underground mining equipment; spontaneous combustion, improved stench, and product-of-combustion fire warning systems; computer-aided ventilation modeling; fire doors; and an investigation of fire hazards in mine timbers. The projects described provide a current documentation of problems being addressed.
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