|Document ID (ISN)||65261|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0026-5179 - Mining Engineer
|Convention or series no.
||Underground fires and frictional ignitions
||May 1992, Vol.151, No.368, p.299-307. Illus. 13 ref.
||The circumstances surrounding a fire in a coal mine in Scotland in 1959 are outlined. The fire started at a booster fan drive belt and spread to wooden roof supports; 47 men died. Actions and recommendations made following the disaster are reviewed. Statistics on ignitions and fires in recent years are examined and methods of fire detection and environmental monitoring are discussed. Causes of underground fires are analyzed and initiatives on coal clearance systems management and machine design to reduce frictional ignition risk from quartz and pyrites are reviewed.
||United Kingdom; mine fires; coal mining; underground mining; fire protection; sources of ignition
||friction sparks; electric sparks; spontaneous combustion; fire detection; accident descriptions; statistics; mine ventilation; belt conveyors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Mining and quarrying