Sahay, N. and Sinha, A. and Ahmad, I. and Varma, N. K. (2008) Control of open fire in underground at Noonidih-Jitpur colliery, SAIL [steel plant]. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 56 (12). pp. 241-248. ISSN 0022-2755

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Occurrence of open fire in underground mines is one of the most feared hazardous because it may turn in to serious conflagration directly polluting the entire mine in a very short time. Delay in its control some time may push the mine for virtual closure. It is generally dealt either by isolation in these situation recovery of mine is rather difficult and costly affair. Authors have carried experiments in controlling open fire in one of the captive mines of SAIL resulting in successful control of fire and resumption of production in record time. The success of the experiments has paved the way for development of a comprehensive technology comprising Application with application of high pressure high stability nitrogen foam in conjunction with application of pressure balancing technique and injection of hard foam in the roof and around stoppings” for “controlling open fire even in difficult situation. The details of the mine, status of fire, experiments and outcome have briefly been discussed in this paper

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mine Ventilation
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 05:38
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2011 05:38

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