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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous combustion is a principal mining hazard in underground and open cut coal or metalliferous mine operations and mitigation of potential safety, health and environmental issues is crucial. SRK’s multidisciplinary team can support your project with the necessary mine planning and management strategies from operations through to closure.

Our key services:

  • Identification of factors contributing to spontaneous combustion
  • Materials characterisation
  • Landform design to control spontaneous combustion
  • Pit wall and dump stability analysis
  • Management of measurement programs required to fill information gaps
  • Numerical modelling of overall oxidation rates
  • Identification of management and mitigation measures
  • Design and implementation of monitoring programs to demonstrate effectiveness of control strategies
  • Maintenance planning
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