Review of battery safety for emergency communication and tracking systems for underground mining operations

Justin Beck, Antonio Nieto, Serguei N. Lvov

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Abstract

The passage of the MINER Act of 2006 has placed stronger requirements on communication and tracking equipment used in underground mines for emergency operations. This review details the safety concerns of battery chemistries that are expected to see use in emergency communication and tracking equipment. The performance and safety requirements for portable and stationary equipment are summarised. Descriptions are provided for domestic and international standards regarding intrinsic safety. Common concerns for battery charging systems for underground mines are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-86
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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