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Manage the Hazard before the Risk is Realised

One of the more common causes of heating and potential ignition sources leading to fires in underground coal and mineral mines, is the frictional overheating of conveyor idlers / rollers internal bearings that are in the process of, or have failed in service.

With these idlers / rollers constantly being in the presence of fuel sources such as accumulations of coal spillage and dust, other flammable dusts, flammable gas, accumulated lubricants or accumulations of combustible material (belt fabric, rags, paper, wood), the strict management of the potential heat source is not only paramount, but a legislated obligation to negate the unintended initiation of fires and or explosions.

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