IMPROVED SENSORS AND FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR MINING EQUIPMENT. PHASE I

The report concludes that trucks of capacity in excess of 50 tons represent the greatest potential for fire and that efforts to provide fire protection systems against B class (flaming liquid) and C class (electrical) fires in trucks will have maximum impact on operator safety and equipment protection. It is of utmost importance to detect and extinguish B-C class fires in equipment before they can evolve into major conflagrations involving the entire unit of equipment and endangering the operator. Because of his remote position of 10 feet or more above the ground, the operator must be made aware of a fire as rapidly as possible so that he may take whatever action is required to either extinguish the fire or remove himself from the immediate danger area. A fast-responding, reliable fire-sensing and extinquishing system must be provided. The system should be semiautomatic, providing immediate detection of fire, instant warning to the driver that a fire exists, and allow the driver to take corrective action.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-232 406.
  • Corporate Authors:

    FMC Corporation

    Advanced Products Division
    San Jose, CA  United States  95108
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 234 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: H0122053
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM