Explosions and Fires

Inertisation of sealed coal mine panels using microbial organisms
This is the second part of a two part study examining the possibility of using naturally occurring methane-oxidising organisms to prevent the accumulation of flammable mixtures in sealed areas within coal mines.  The first phase
Identify methods to reduce the risks of frictional ignition hazards
Identify methods to reduce the risks of frictional ignition hazards
Fire supression system
Fire supression system
Expand the use of stone dust barriers for different conditions
This report summarises the results of work completed on the bagged stone dust barrier for stopping the flame propagation  of a coal dust explosion in the 200-m G P Badenhorst test gallery at Kloppersbos Research Facility.  This
Evaluate techniques for reducing explosion hazards in collieries
Evaluate techniques for reducing explosion hazards in collieries
Evaluate test active machine mounted explosion systems
Over the past few years a number of methane ignitions have been reported when mining was taking place close to dykes associated with burnt coal.  The South African Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) sent out a circular
Determination frictional resistance factors for bord and pillar coal mines
Determination frictional resistance factors for bord and pillar coal mines
Detection and control of flammable gases in hard rock mines
Detection and control of flammable gases in hard rock mines
Combustion of backfilled areas on coal mines
Combustion of backfilled areas on coal mines
Assessment of dispersed barrier systems
Assessment of dispersed barrier systems