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Foam Suppression Systems on Mine Vehicles

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This guideline is a minimum standard that applies to vehicles registered for underground use in Western Australian mines. It is also suitable for application to surface mining equipment. The Mines Safety and Inspection Regulation 10.59 (1) and (2) requires operators to fit a fixed fire suppression system to specified underground equipment. A portable fire extinguisher is also recommended. Areas protected, manual actuators, nozzles, valves and piping, pressure vessels and system maintenance and service are some of the issues covered.


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WA - Western Australia


Department of Industry and Resources, Western Australia; Mines Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board (MOSHAB)


Department of Industry and Resources, Western Australia


Nov 1997

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Safety Health and Environment Division, Department of Industry and Resources, Western Australia

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