Evaluation of spontanneous fire risk potential of underground coal mine panels

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 96, No. 1073, 2003

T.R. Roy

This paper presents an objective model for the estimation of fire risk potential of an underground coal mine panel by the bord-and-pillar method of mining where extraction is carried out by depillaring with caving. The fire risk rating procedure for the estimation of fire risk potential involved in the panel is described in detail. The model developed thereof is tested with the field data collected from different collieries across the country along with the laboratory data for critical assessment of fitness of the model. Some results showing the validity of the model are also cited here.
Keywords: Fire risk potential, Underground coal mining, Bord-and-pillar method, Caving