firedamp


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a mixture of gases (mostly methane) that form in coal mines and become explosive when mixed with air

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Pierard writes, "Without thinking, Vincent devoted himself to caring for the sick and those burned by the firedamp, their faces black and swollen," and when "as a result a strike broke out: the rebellious miners would no longer listen to anyone except 'Pastor Vincent' whom they trusted.
He related the human predicament of the miners, threatened by terrible explosions of firedamp, to the scientific solution found in the laboratory.
Group II: electrical apparatus for places with an explosive gas atmosphere other than mines susceptible to firedamp.
2 -- Cooper Industries has introduced a range of explosion-proof connector, which simplifies the commissioning and decommissioning of electrical equipment installed in hazardous firedamp environments, including underground mines.
The mine collapse in the Mustafakemalpasa town of Bursa on December 10, 2009 killed 19 workers while a firedamp explosion in Dursunbey, Balikesir on February 23, 2010 killed 17 workers.
There was a firedamp explosion, roof cave-in, and flooding in the Allegheny Anthracite Company Mine No.
Thus, addressing the journalist's need to measure and define "le social" by its quotient of scandal, he remarks of the mining industry that the real scandal "is not the firedamp but the work in the mines"; again, alluding to generalized social unrest, of a type that preoccupies the media only when it erupts into violence (exceptional, sensational, and spectacular violence at that), he proffers the pious commonplace that such social unrest is intolerable all the year round.
firedamp from degassing wells) a similar procedure has to be adopted, although emissions do not reach the value of 500 kt C[O.
That some concentrations of firedamp are more deadly than others has been known since long before 1816 when Sir Humphry Davy developed the lamp that bears his name.
A chapter on mining and civil engineering explosives surprising devotes much space to firedamp and safety lamps.
The Commission has also decided to take Greece to Court for delays in applying Directive 94/44/EC concerning electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in mines susceptible to firedamp.
1889); The World's End (1914); and Firedamp (1930).