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Development of Emergency Escape Systems Guidelines for Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines.


PB273051

Publication Date 1976
Personal Author Berry, D. R.; Billar, J. E.; Boghani, A. B.; Burnett, M.; Hoadley, D.
Page Count 338
Abstract This report describes a study to develop a detailed set of guidelines and equipment recommendations to be used as a guide for mine operators, mine inspectors, and equipment manufacturers in implementing the emergency escapeway standards for metal and nonmetal underground mines. It was sponsored by the United States Bureau of Mines. The first part of this report reviews the historical background of metal and nonmetal mine fires and the development of present and proposed mandatory standards. This is followed by a discussion of the survey of representative mines and how the proposed standard effects these mines. The remainder of the report covers technical discussions of each escapeway component including a comprehensive computer simulation of mine evacuation. Following the technical discussion of each group of escapeway components is a list of the pertinent guidelines.
Keywords
  • Underground mines
  • Mine fires
  • Fire safety
  • Evacuating(Transportation)
  • Mine hoisting
  • Escape systems
  • Warning systems
  • Fire prevention
  • Mine ventilation
  • Standards
  • Computerized simulation
  • Computer programs
  • Mine safety
  • Escape routes
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Foster-Miller Associates, Inc., Waltham, Mass.; BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept. Apr 75-May 76.
NTIS Issue Number 197726
Contract Number
  • J0255017
Development of Emergency Escape Systems Guidelines for Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines.
Development of Emergency Escape Systems Guidelines for Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines.
PB273051

  • Underground mines
  • Mine fires
  • Fire safety
  • Evacuating(Transportation)
  • Mine hoisting
  • Escape systems
  • Warning systems
  • Fire prevention
  • Mine ventilation
  • Standards
  • Computerized simulation
  • Computer programs
  • Mine safety
  • Escape routes
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • J0255017
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