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Preventing automatic fire suppression system failures on underground mining belt conveyors

S. G. Grannes

Preventing automatic fire suppression system failures on underground mining belt conveyors

by S. G. Grannes

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Mines in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mine fires -- Prevention and control.,
  • Conveying machinery -- Fires and fire prevention.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 18).

    Statementby Steven G. Grannes, Mark A. Ackerson, and Garry R. Green.
    SeriesInformation circular ;, 9264, Information circular (United States. Bureau of Mines) ;, 9264.
    ContributionsAckerson, Mark A., Green, Garry R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN295 .U4 no. 9264, TN315 .U4 no. 9264
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2199884M
    LC Control Number89020985

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Preventing automatic fire suppression system failures on underground mining belt conveyors by S. G. Grannes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Preventing Automatic Fire Suppression System Failures on Underground Mining Belt Conveyors. Preventing automatic fire suppression system failures on underground mining belt conveyors. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Mines, [] (OCoLC) Online version: Grannes, S.G.

(Steven G.). Preventing automatic fire suppression system failures on underground mining belt conveyors. Preventing automatic fire suppression system failures on underground mining belt conveyors / By S. (Steven G.) Grannes, Garry R.

Green and Mark A. Ackerson. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (p. 18).Mode of access: Internet. The majority of industrial fires which begin on or around conveyor systems occur as a result of ignited coal dust in underground mining operations. But while the fire risks of the fossil fuel industry are well-known and documented, fires involving belt conveyors or other material handling systems are far from restricted to this sphere of.

water application on the suppression system performance. Disclaimer: the findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of NIOSH. Introduction Fire Suppression systems are the first line of defense after a conveyor belt fire has started in an underground coal mine.

present experimental setup for prevention of fire and also suggest fire risk prevention and control measures in belt conveyor. Index Terms—heat sensor, fire sensor, water pump.

A belt conveyor consists of an end I. INTRODUCTION Conveyors Now a day‘s belt conveyors system is not only used in cement industries but also applied in mining. Conveyors are made of stainless steel frames with plastic wear strips and plastic chains (low friction acetal).

We have provided Fire protection system at the ceiling level ( Mtrs. High) in the factory process area where the filling and packaging machines/conveyors are present. The level of conveyor belts from ground is about Mtrs. by appropriate fire protection systems.

Fire safety in the industry On a mine site, fire hazards may occur in and around process plants, underground conveyors, static and mobile plants, draglines, workshops, substations, monitored control rooms and switch rooms.

In many cases non-gaseous and gaseous fire suppression systems are the preferred. Fire Safety for Conveyor Systems A complete fire detection solution.

Conveyor Systems in general have a fire risk due to external events and equipment failure. However the flammable nature of products including the ability of some types to self ignite introduces. addressing fire risk in underground mines.

Chapters 4 to 6 detail controls to help prevent underground mine fires and minimise the impact of fire outbreak, while Chapter 7 summarises the content of a suitable underground fire control plan. Appendix 1 lists the legislative provisions relevant to the. Several novel fire suppression systems such as fire-fighting foam, fire gel, and water mist systems have been evaluated for the suppression of conveyor belt fires in underground coal mines (Teacoach and Thomas, ).

To develop a more effective fire protection system for the conveyor belt entry in an underground mine, more systematic. fire suppression committee is reviewing the requirements for belt fire suppression systems in 30 CFRand These sections include references to various National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards which are also required to be complied with.

These NFPA standards are   SmartMove Convey views. Rema TipTopTV 7, views. conveyor belt system design - Duration: YUMI ENTERPRISES 4, views.

Fire protection for server rooms. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) collects data and issues statistics on fire in the United States on an annual basis, but that document does not include all of the fire protection system failures (such as water losses) or all of the fires that occur across the country.

Deluge System In Conveyor Belts | by Photo Design. Deluge System In Conveyor Belts. as such, the conveyor belt can be stopped immediately and any fire can be extinguished automatically via an automatic extinguishing system such as water deluge or sprinkler system or controlled by portable firefighting equipments such, it is an ideal choice for integrating with water-based.

Implementation of automatic fire suppression systems on conveyor belt drives and underground diesel storage areas.

Additional intermediate outcomes that are better focused on achieving the end outcome of 25 percent fewer fatalities and injuries would be the implementation by the industry of a new SCSR and communications technology.

Standard intra-factory transportation systems, where belt conveyors are used, have high failure rate, which in most cases results from the unpredictability of factors e.g.

the breaking-up belts. The general rule in fire protection systems for conveyors is to locate Ember Detector(s) upstream from a change in direction (transfer to another conveyor) or a dust producing process or storage point. Hence, once the ember is detected, it can be extinguished before it enters the next process where it can cause a potential explosion.

These exacting standards help you reduce the chance of property loss due to fire, weather conditions, and failure of electrical or mechanical equipment. They incorporate nearly years of property loss experience, research and engineering results, as well as input from consensus standards committees, equipment manufacturers and others.

the conveyors with open sprinkler heads. The sprinkler pipe is dry. When the Fire Detection System senses a fire it operates the Deluge System Valve and water will flow. Since the sprinkler heads are open, the water will spray out of all sprinkler heads at the same time.

Therefore, even if the fire is moving on the conveyor belt it will be. The mining community has raised questions regarding fire protection requirements for underground belt takeup and belt storage units with respect to the adequacy of fire protection.

The current standards specifically require each sprinkler system provide a uniform discharge of water to the belt surfaces which includes belt takeup storage units.

A key protection area for consideration is how to handle the issue of a conveyor belt system fire. Methods for the protection of conveyor belt systems have improved immeasurably in some areas but have largely stagnated in others.

The essential philosophy behind conveyor belt fire protection revolves around the preservation of the conveyor belt.Another trend is in underground mining, where conveyors are an efficient alternative to drift hoists or dedicated rail systems. “Selection of the right electrical, instrumentation and automation equipment directly impacts the performance, flexibility of operation, efficiency, reliability and total life cycle cost of the conveyor system.