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Document ID (ISN)77754
CIS number 01-1796
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2266-5
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 407/2002
Author(s) Yardley E.D., Stace L.R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Fire safety testing of conveyor belts
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. x, 85p. Illus. 20 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract The fire propagation test gallery used for large-scale approval testing of the fire behaviour of conveyor belts in the United Kingdom was shut down in the year 2000. The objectives of this research project were to characterize the test gallery, to identify and develop small scale laboratory tests that could be used to examine the fire behaviour of conveyor belts in the absence of the large scale facility; and to understand the importance of changes in test conditions on the performance of belts currently approved for use in coal mines. A new small-scale test method has been developed that adequately simulates the performance of the large-scale test.
Descriptors (primary) conveyors; coal mining; flammability testing
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; fire behaviour; flame spread; United Kingdom; standard; simulation facilities; test laboratories; approval; description of technique; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying