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Diesel-discriminating detector response to smoldering fires.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9353, 1992 Dec; :1-9
Reliable fire detection is essential for both safe evacuation and containment or extinguishment. In order to increase reliability by reducing the number of nuisance fire alarms in underground mines that use diesel-powered equipment, the U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed a diesel-discriminating fire detector (DDD). It was designed to discriminate between smoke produced by a fire and the smoke-laden exhaust of a diesel engine. Experiments were conducted by the Bureau to compare the smoke detection capabilities of the DDD with those of conventional fire detectors in response to smoldering coal and conveyor belting.
Coal-mines; Mine-safety; Underground-mining; Mine-fires; Fire-detection-systems; Discrimination; Diesel-engine-exhaust; Smoke-detectors
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9353
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