Ray, Santosh Kumar and Khan, Asfar Mobin and Mohalik, Niroj Kumar and Mishra, Debashish and Mandal, Somu and Pandey, Jai Krishna (2022) Review of preventive and constructive measures for coal mine explosions: An Indian perspective. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology. ISSN 2095-2686

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Firedamp and coal dust explosion constitute a lion’s share in mine accidents in a global mining scenario. This paper reports a list of mine explosion disasters since last two decades, a critical review of the different prevention and constructive measures, and its recent development to avoid firedamp and coal dust explosion. Preventive legislation in core coal-producing countries, viz. China, USA, Australia, South Africa, and India related to firedamp and coal dust explosion are critically analysed. Accidents occurred due to explosion after Nationalisation of Coal Mines (1973) in India are listed. Prevention and constructive measures adopted in India are critically analysed with respect to the global mining scenario. Measures like methane credit concept, classification of mines/seams with respect to explosion risk zone, deflagration index; installation of automatic fire warning devices, canopy air curtain technology, explosion-prevention measures, such as fire-retardant materials, inhibitors, extinguishing agent, dust suppressor, and active explosion barrier are discussed in detail to avoid explosion and thereby adhering to zero accident policy due to coal mine explosion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Firedamp explosion Coal dust explosion Preventive measures Constructive measures Legislation
Subjects: Mine Ventilation
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 04:26
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 04:26
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2490

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