Mining - Tunnel Applications
Explosion risks in mines and tunnels generally arise due to working in environments where explosive gases, vapors or dust may be present.
These explosion risks may include:
- Methane gas explosions: The most common explosion risk in coal mines is methane gas. When methane gas accumulates in the area where mine workers work, the risk of explosion increases. These explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries.
- Dust explosions: Accumulation of dust in mines, tunnels or other industrial environments can increase the risk of explosions. Dust, especially coal dust, aluminum dust or stone dust, can produce large explosions if explosive gases are released.
- Chemical explosions: There is a risk of explosion in facilities where chemical substances are processed. Workers working in these facilities are at serious risk of explosion due to the use of explosive chemicals.
- Electrical explosions: Misuse of electrical equipment or use of non-explosion-proof materials can increase the risk of explosion. For this reason, all electrical equipment used in mines and tunnels must provide protection against explosion risk and be made of Ex-certified materials.
- These explosion risks pose a great danger to mines and tunnel operations. Therefore, businesses need to take the right precautions to reduce explosion risks and ensure the safety of their employees.