EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON TYPICAL COAL MINE FIRE GAS INDICES

World Mining Congress
The aim of this paper is to study the scientificity and reliability of three coal gas indices used to predict coal fire disasters, namely Graham’s ratio, CO/CO2 ratio, Litton ratio and their different characteristics and service conditions. Data from a programmed temperature experiment were applied to check their veracity and accuracy. Each index performed well in detecting the level of a fire. We conclude that it is better to redefine the definition through experimentation before applying a given index. Integrated analysis of the results can provide reliable reference data for predicting spontaneous combustion of coal.
Keywords: Temperature; Coal; Fires; Heating; Oxygen; Spontaneous combustion; Data; Experiments; experiment; Applications;
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