AUTOMATIC FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR LARGE HAULAGE VEHICLES. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND IN-MINE TESTING

The Bureau of Mines, through research and development contracts with the FMC Corp., has developed and tested two automatic fire-sensing and suppression systems for large haulage vehicles. One automatic truck fire protection system protects both the engine compartment and brake grid areas, while the second system is used in the engine compartment/fuel tank area. Both systems have redundant fire-sensing capabilities and manual override controls. Upon sensing flames and/or heat, the systems suppress the fire with pressurized, B-C class dry chemical. Both fire protection systems are flexible in design, and can be modified for use on other mobile mining equipment. Prototypes of both systems have been subjected to long-term, in-mine validation testing. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    Twin Cities Mining Research Center
    Twin Cities, MN  USA  55111
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, G A
    • Forshey, D R
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BuMines-IC-8683 Info Circ.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM