Singh, R.V.K. and Singh, V.K. (2004) Mechanised Spraying Device—A Novel Technology for Spraying Fire Protective Coating Material in the Benches of Opencast Coal Mines for Preventing Spontaneous Combustion. Fire Technology, 40 (4). pp. 355-365. ISSN 0015-2684

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Spontaneous combustion in coal mines play a vital role in occurrences of fire. Fire in coal, particularly in opencast mines not only causes irreparable loss of national wealth but damages the surface structure and pollutes the environment. The problem of spontaneous combustion/ fire in opencast coal benches is acute. Presently over 75% of the total production of coal in Indian mines is being carried out by opencast mining. Accordingly a mechanised spraying device has been developed for spraying the fire protective coating material for preventing spontaneous combustion in coal benches of opencast mines jointly by Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad and M/s Signum Fire Protection (India) Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur under Science & Technology (S&T) project funded by Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India. The objective of this paper is to describe in detail about the mechanised spraying device and its application for spraying fire protective coating material in the benches of opencast coal mines for preventing spontaneous combustion/fire.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mine Fire
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 11:18
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2011 11:18

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