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A Sealed Flask Test for Evaluating the Self-heating Tendencies of Coal.
Miron-Y; Smith-AC; Lazzara-CP
Int'l Coal Testing Conference: Proceeds of 9th Conf Coal Testing Conference PP 13-17 :13-17
In parallel tests conducted with six coals in the adiabatic oven and in a static oxygen adsorption test in sealed flasks, the U.S. Bureau of Mines determined that the sealed-flask test can be used reliably to evaluate self-heating tendencies of coals. A field unit was constructed and is being evaluated. Statistical analysis of the data from the parallel tests resulted in a formula that predicts the minimum self-heating temperature of a coal from the total pressure change in the sealed flask during the 7-day test period.
Int'l Coal Testing Conference: Proceeds of 9th Conf. Coal Testing Conference, PP. 13-17
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