Heat release rate measurements of burning mining vehicles in an underground mine
2013 (English)In: Fire safety journal, ISSN 0379-7112, E-ISSN 1873-7226, Vol. 61, 12-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Heat release rates from two full-scale fire experiments with mining vehicles in an underground mine are presented. The mining vehicles involved were a wheel loader and a drilling rig typical for mining operations. The calculated peak heat release rate of the loader was 15.9 MW and occurred after approximately 11 min from ignition. The calculated peak heat release rate of the drilling rig was 29.4 MW and occurred after approximately 21 min from ignition. The heat release rate was calculated from measured data of gas concentrations of oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, measured gas velocity and measured gas temperatures. The fuel load of the wheel loader consisted mainly of the tyres, the hydraulic oil and the diesel fuel. The fuel load of the drilling rig consisted mainly of the hydraulic oil and the hydraulic hoses. The calculated heat release rate curves were controlled by comparing the summed up energy contents of the participating components with the integrated heat release rate curves. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 61, 12-25 p.
Full-scale fire experiment, Heat release rate, Mining vehicle, Underground mine
Engineering and Technology Energy Engineering
Research subject Energy- and Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-21441DOI: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2013.08.009ISI: 000327365700002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883339568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-21441DiVA: diva2:647975