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Document ID (ISN)18986
CIS number 73-1085
Year 1971
Convention or series no.
Title Proceedings of the Symposium on the Prevention of Spontaneous Combustion - Harrogate 3rd, 4th and 5th November 1970
Bibliographic information Institution of Mining Engineers, 3 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EG, United Kingdom, 1971. 260p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 15 of the papers presented at this symposium review experience in the occurrence and prevention of spontaneous heating and combustion in different coalmining regions in the United Kingdom. Each paper reviews the geological conditions in the region and the history of spontaneous heating and combustion, and reports on heatings and fires that have occurred, monitoring procedures and control measures; where research has been carried out on new techniques, this is also reported (e.g. underground trials with pack injection and sealant coatings). The final paper deals with recent developments in the continuous monitoring of mine air for the detection of spontaneous combustion. Discussions that followed presentation of each of the papers are reproduced.
Descriptors (primary) spontaneous combustion; United Kingdom; coal mining; fire prevention; underground work
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; fire protection; plant safety supervision; fire detection; conference
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying