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Mine fire detection systems: a primer.
Proceedings of the 21st Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28-30, 1990. Hugler E, Bacho A, Karmis M, eds., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990 Aug; :73-82
This Bureau of Mines paper discusses a simple approach to the design and implementation of mine fire detection systems. Topics include state-of-the-art technology in fire sensors and systems, a discussion of the hazards that different types of figures can produce, and some simple guidelines for determining the level of protection required for different mining areas and types of combustibles used or stored.
Underground-mining; Mining-industry; Mine-workers; Fire-hazards; Disaster-prevention; Emergency-response; Miners; Underground-miners; Emergency-responders; Training; Safety-research; Coal-mining; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Gold-mines; Rescue-measures; Rescue-workers; Fire-prevention; Hazards; Warning-systems; Escape-systems; Fire-fighting; Fire-safety
Hugler-E; Bacho-A; Karmis-M
Proceedings of the 21st Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28-30, 1990
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