Maintenance tasks lead to introducing flammable materials, including:

  • Adding flammable components (e.g. replacing a steel guard with a polycarbonate guard)
  • Leaving debris including grease or rag waste around operationally hot components

Reviewing conditions on a mining vehicle for possible ignition and fire behaviour – flammable and combustible liquids

This paper published by Rickard Hansen from the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia, presents a study on ignition conditions and fire behaviour on various types of mining vehicles involving flammable or combustible liquids, where data from earlier fire experiments, incident reports and fuel inventories on different vehicle categories are applied. [More...]