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Document ID (ISN)65261
CIS number 95-1828
ISSN - Serial title 0026-5179 - Mining Engineer
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Revell N.
Title Underground fires and frictional ignitions
Bibliographic information May 1992, Vol.151, No.368, p.299-307. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; mine fires; coal mining; underground mining; fire protection; sources of ignition
Descriptors (secondary) friction sparks; electric sparks; spontaneous combustion; fire detection; accident descriptions; statistics; mine ventilation; belt conveyors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Mining and quarrying