Ignition Behaviour Of Hybrid Mixtures Of Coal Dust, Methane, And Air

Landman, G. V. R.
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 7
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1995
Changes in the explosion behaviour of mixtures of coal dust, methane, and air when exposed to different energy sources are discussed. Changes to the lower explosive limits, minimum ignition energies, and rates of pressure rise when the same hybrid mixture of coal dust, methane, and air is exposed to ignition sources which are either spatially extended or spatially concentrated, are examined. A diagram is presented from which coal-dust loadings and methane presence can be determined which are below the lower explosible limits, and stated as a safety factor.
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