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Overview of Bureau of Mines fire and explosion research, 1975.
Proceedings of the 6th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 26-28, 1975. Foreman WE ed. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975 Aug; :161-202
Current research in fires and explosions is reviewed. Hardware items are emphasized so as to provide tangible indications of progress. In this way, explosion research is presented as a progress report on the ignition quenching device for methane ignitions and on triggered barriers and passive barriers for coal dust explosion suppression; fire research is presented in terms of detection methods for incipient combustion and of hardware for the remote sealing of mine fires.
Occupational-health; Miners; Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Workers; Worker-health; Mine-disasters; Mine-rescue; Fire-hazards; Occupational-hazards; Explosive-hazards; Explosive-dusts; Explosive-atmospheres; Explosions; Explosion-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-research; Coal-dust; Mine-shafts; Mine-seals; Mine-fires
Proceedings of the 6th Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 26-28, 1975
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