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AS/NZS 3584.2:2008 Diesel Engine Systems for Underground Coal Mines

Explosion Protected

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Regulation 261 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states:

The underground mine manager must ensure an internal combustion engine used to power plant in an ERZ1 is—
(b) a type that has been tested by a nationally accredited testing station under AS/NZS 3584.2:2003 ‘Diesel engine systems for underground coal mines—Explosion protected’;

 AS/NZS 3584.2:2003 was superseded by AS/NZS 3584.2:2008 (this Standard)


About this Standard:

This Standard specifies safety requirements for diesel engine systems that are explosion-protected for use in underground coal mines, including use in explosion-risk zones.

1. Compliance to this Standard implies a limited time safe operation in atmospheres containing up to 1 percent methane, including -
(a) the control of surface temperature, to avert ignition of coal dust that could settle on a hot surface;
(b) containment or elimination of flames and sparks that could ignite flammable gases and dust that may be present (such as in underground coal mines); and
(c) control of diesel emissions.

2. This Standard also addresses inadvertent short-term exposure to high methane levels and any consequent abnormal combustion.

3. Appendix A gives guidance for demonstrating compliance with this Standard.


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