Impacts of the operating enviroment on fire and heating – with external fuel or ignition sources contributing to fires and heating on machines

Operating environment

The flame characteristics of a tyre fire on a mining vehiucle

This paper was published by Richard Hansen from the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia. With vehicles frequently found in underground mines and tyres being a major fuel item, the risk of tyre fires will be severe underground. This study presents an in-depth analysis of tyre fires on mining vehicles to increase the knowledge of the risk, applying data from full-scale fire experiments and CFD simulations. [More...]