NSW Regulator, Australia discussion paper from August 2018. This discussion paper provides an overview of fires on mobile plant in New South Wales mines and considers strategies to reduce the incidence of fires.

A useful table on page 8 provide guidance on the effect of different temperature surfaces…

Hot surface



50° Celsius


80° Celsius

Underground coal limit

150° Celsius

Ignition of coal dust layer

160° Celsius

Turbo compressor volute

180° Celsius

Wet engine turbo and exhaust

200-250° Celsius

Ignition of diesel fuel

330-370° Celsius

Ignition of hydraulic oil

390-440° Celsius

Turbo dry exhaust

400-550+° Celsius


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