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12/1/2005 - Information CircularsThe purpose of this study was to compare calibration gas cylinders having balance gases of nitrogen or air that are commonly used to calibrate portable NO2 gas monitors. Because even low concentrations of NO2 can have an extremely adverse effect on ind...
8/1/1999 - Information CircularsIn this report, recommendations are made to (1) replace the present regulations for certification of closed-circuit breathing apparatus with quantitative tests specifying metabolic work rate rather than activity, (2) continuously monitor relevant physio...
Smoke, Carbon Monoxide, and Hydrogen Chloride Production from the Pyrolysis of Conveyor Belting and Brattice Cloth1/1/1992 - Information CircularsAn investigation of the combustion products of typical materials found in underground mines. The results are combined with previous analyses to estimate relative toxicities, product levels and detectability of smoldering mine combustibles.
1/1/1990 - Information CircularsThe U.S. Bureau of Mines evaluated product-of-combustion characteristics of combustible materials used in coal mining in experiments conducted in an intermediate-scale fire tunnel, and evaluated each material's effectiveness for mine fire detection.