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Firefighting facilities at coal mines

R. Ward Stahl

Firefighting facilities at coal mines

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Published by U.S. Bureau of Mines in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal mines and mining -- Fires and fire prevention.,
  • Fire extinction.

  • Edition Notes

    Revision of Report of investigations 5363.

    Statementby R. Ward Stahl and Robert T. Davis.
    SeriesBureau of Mines information circular 8361, Information circular (United States. Bureau of Mines) ;, 8361.
    ContributionsDavis, Robert T., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN295 .U4 no. 8361
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p.
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4853754M
    LC Control Number75602928

    Case Study – Middlemount Coal. by FSA | Middlemount Coal – Yancoal/Peabody Energy Joint Venture (QLD) Fast Facts FSA are the sole Emergency Rescue Training provider for Middlemount Coal and we’ve conducted training for Cert III Mines Rescue . One of the major ignition sources of fires and explosions in underground U.S. coal mines is flame cutting and welding. On , af lame-cutting operation at the Darby Mine No. 1 led to an. Coal Mines (Underground) Regulation [] Status information. Conformity of fittings on firefighting equipment; Division 2 Fire station, substations and depots. (not inconsistent with the Act, this Regulation and the Coal Mines (General) Regulation ).


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[R Ward Stahl; United States. Bureau of Mines.]. Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over surveys conducted to determine the best fire-fighting technology for coal mines. The equipment, procedures, and cost of the technology were assessed.

This report includes tables, maps, and : R. Ward Stahl, C. Dodge. underground coal mines showed that only 8% of the miners were satisfied with the firefighting training they were receiving. Some of these miners called for less complacency and more involvement by the workers.

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NFPAStandard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines provides requirements to safeguard lives and property from fire and explosion in underground bituminous coal mines, coal preparation plants that prepare coal for shipment, surface buildings and facilities associated with coal mining and preparation, and surface coal and lignite mines.

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