Promising papers on cutting edge research, Sponcom will be held from November 22-23, 2004 at the University of Queensland. The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Southern Queensland Branch and ACARP are closely affiliated with the event, which will focus on current day practices for managing the hazard of spontaneous combustion.
Papers are invited on the topics of:
Identification of coal self-heating propensity for mine planning – testing methods
Chemistry of spontaneous combustion
Detection, monitoring and risk management
Stockpile, bunker and shipping management
Combating coal fires in confined spaces
Ventilation control in underground coal mines
Training of personnel
Organisers said papers that present case studies in the detection and management of heatings are particularly encouraged to be submitted.
Site visits to Simtars and University of Queensland testing facilities are intended to be held, with details to be announced at a later date.