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NFPA 120

2015 Edition, 2015

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Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines

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This standard shall cover minimum requirements for reducing loss of life and property from fire and explosion in the following:

(1) Underground bituminous coal mines

(2) Coal preparation plants designed to prepare coal for shipment

(3) Surface building and facilities associated with coal mining and preparation

(4) Surface coal and lignite mines 

This standard shall not apply to the following:

(1) Flammable and combustible liquids produced in underground coal mines

(2) Other equipment and processes, such as coal pulverizers, used to condition coal for firing in boilers at powergenerating plants or gasification plants or for utilization in certain special processes

Purpose. This standard shall be intended for the use and guidance of those charged with designing, constructing, purchasing, testing, installing, examining, approving, operating, or maintaining fire prevention, fire protection, or fire-fighting equipment in underground bituminous coal mines, coal preparation plants, and surface mining equipment and processes.