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SB 83 Diesel Engine - Turbocharger Fires

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Diesel engine turbochargers are increasingly acting as ignition sources for fires at surface coal mines.

The Mines Inspectorate has noticed an increase in the occurrence of these fires and has analysed the last 18 months’ incident data supplied by the coal industry.  The analysis shows excavators recorded 30% of all turbocharger fires, followed by track dozers (15%) and rear dump trucks (12.5%). Sixty per cent of the fires resulted from hydraulic or engine oil spraying on the turbocharger.  Eleven per cent of the fires were caused by engine fuel contacting the turbocharger and 13% from turbocharger failure.



Organisation:

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Queensland (QLD)

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Coverage:

Queensland

Author:

DME

Publisher:

Queensland Government

Published:

2 Jul 2008



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