Title

A Practical Test of Coal Spontaneous Combustion

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Coal; Mines; Spontaneous Combustion

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), All rights reserved.

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