Explosions and Fires

Verification of new PT System
In order to quantify the potential methane hazard in underground coal mines, it is necessary to determine the in-seam methane content and an expected gas release rate during production. Various methods for estimating this have been
Training Package to reduce the risk of gas explosions
Training Package to reduce the risk of gas explosions
Training guidelines for safe use of electricity to minimise fire hazards
Training guidelines for safe use of electricity to minimise fire hazards
Training aids to assist employees to recognise frictional ignition hazards
Training aids to assist employees to recognise frictional ignition hazards
To test dispersed stone-dust barriers for effectiveness in bord and pillar
The project was successfully completed at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Pittsburgh Research Laboratory’s (PRL), Lake Lynn Experimental Mine (LLEM) during the period from January 1999 through May
To develop best practice inertisation strategy for in bye areas
To develop best practice inertisation strategy for inbye areas
The use of ULF for communication and control following an explosion
The object of this research project ws to review methods of overcoming the disorientation of underground mine workers following and explosion or servere fire.Traditional voice communication systems and both active and passive guidance
The design construction and testing of underground seals
Research in the USA and Europe has shown that explosion proof seals can be made from a variety of materials and designs, but are generally built to suit availability of material, and are over designed, with actual designs based on trial
Temperature at which coal dust ignites on manifolds of larger vehicles
Temperature at which coal dust ignites on manifolds of larger vehicles
Technology transfer of methane hazards reduction in fiery mines
Technology transfer of methane hazards reduction in fiery mines