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Evaluation of gas-enhanced foam for suppressing coal mine fires.
Smith-AC; Trevits-MA; Mucho-TP; Ozment-A; Walsh-JB
Proceedings of the National Coal Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7-9, 2005. Denver, CO: Mining Media, Inc., 2005 Jun; :1-17
Improvements in remote firefighting technology are needed to reduce miner exposure to the dangers of fires and possibly save the lives of those who may become trapped. NIOSH, in cooperation with U.S. Foam Technologies, Inc., conducted a series of experiments at the NIOSH Lake Lynn Experimental Mine to study the stability, transport, control, and fire extinguishing effectiveness of nitrogen-enhanced foam technology. This paper describes the mine test configurations and experimental results.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Safety-research; Injuries; Hazards; Mine-fires; Fire-fighting
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Proceedings of the National Coal Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7-9, 2005
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