October 2021
Volume 73    Issue 10

Controlling coal spontaneous combustion fire in longwall gob using comprehensive methods — A case study

Cheng, Jianwei; Luo, Wang; Zhao, Zhongling; Jiang, Donghong; Zhao, Jianbing; Shi, Leixin; Liu, Yuanyuan; Zhao, Gang; Wang, Zui; Song, Wanting; Gao, Ke; Liu, Guozhong; Zheng, Wancheng; Lu, Peichao; Wang, Yungang


Coal spontaneous combustion is one of the major disasters in coal mines, and it can have devastating effects on the normal mining and production activities of mines. This paper presents the field investigation, field measurement, data analysis, and formulation of fire-extinguishing measures conducted to extinguish the fire from a coal spontaneous combustion incident that occurred in a high-gas coal mine in China.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2021) 38:1801–1816, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-021-00427-6


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