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Automatic Fire Protection Systems for Surface Mining Equipment.
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Fire on surface mining equipment is a serious hazard to life and property. The Bureau of Mines, through a program of contract and in- house research, has developed and in-mine demonstrated reasonably priced, reliable automatic fire protection systems to deal with this problem. This report reviews the development and subsequent testing of systems for haulage trucks, front-end loaders, coal augers, dozers, drills, and shovels. A variety of fire sensors, extinguishing agents, and control systems are discussed in the context of mine equipment designs and operating environments.
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Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division