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7/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA study of the ignition of non-fire-resistant hydraulic fluid sprays was conducted by NIOSH. Both an open flame and a hot steel surface were used as the external heat sources.
6/1/2006 - Book chaptersThis publication discusses the coal dust hazard related to explosions and how it is prevented in U.S. coal mines.
MSHA's reports and mining database were analyzed, and interviews and observations with mine workers and welders were conducted to determine the root causes of coal mine fires and explosions caused by flame cutting and welding operations.
This chapter gives guidelines for preventing methane gas explosions at continuous miner sections in coal mines, both at continuous miners and at roof bolters. The need to control peak methane emissions is particularly stressed. Emphasis is also placed...
NIOSH and MSHA conducted joint research to evaluate explosion blast effects on mine ventilation stoppings at NIOSH Lake Lynn Experimental Mine. Results will aid in determining explosion forces that damage stoppings during actual coal mine explosions.
Development and Application of Reservoir Models for the Evaluation and Optimization of Longwall Methane Control SystemsThis paper describes the development of reservoir models for the longwall mining environment and their application for investigating the influence of various completion design parameters on the methane drainage effectiveness of gob gas ventholes.
3/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH is conducting full-scale tests at its Lake Lynn Experimental Mine to evaluate/improve remote mine seal construction technology, focusing on technology to completely close the mine opening, & reporting results from use of grout-based materials.
3/1/2005 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper highlights some of the widely used standards for accurate flammability and ignitability data for chemicals, complemented with hypothetical but relevant examples describing the testing strategy, interpretation, and application of the results.
1/1/2005 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis publication details a series of explosive detonation experiments conducted in NIOSH's Bruceton and Lake Lynn Experimental Mines to evaluate low-level (<6 psig) detonation wave propagation behavior in single- and multiple-entry configurations.
2/1/2003 - Conference papersReports on NIOSH full-scale experiments to evaluate the explosion-resistant characteristics of several new seal designs for rapid deployment during mine emergencies.