A Practical Test of Coal Spontaneous Combustion
A device has been developed for modelling the behaviour of coal under conditions which may lead to spontaneous combustion. It is designed to model the behaviour of a stockpile of large mass. The apparatus can test coal samples taken from the flow stream from from mine through washing, stockpiling and transportatian to the point of utilisation. It tests samples in an 'as received' condition and so takes into account thc effect of aspects such as particle size and moisture content on propensity for spontaneous combustion to occur. Results of the preliminary tests undertaken are given and future applications of the apparatus are discussed.
S. Gillies and A. S. Arief, "A Practical Test of Coal Spontaneous Combustion," AusIMM Annual Conference, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), Mar 1995.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Coal; Mines; Spontaneous Combustion
Article - Conference proceedings
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