542-0387/04 – Prevention and Repression of Spontaneous Combustion. (PPaR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jaroslava Koudelková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jaroslava Koudelková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOU05 Ing. Jaroslava Koudelková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of the subject is to create the ability of students to analyse and to judge of aplication of information in the field of prevention and repression of spontaneous combustion

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The purpose of this subject is to outline to students the principles of prevention and repression of spontaneous combustion in coal mining. It is based on information about early detection of spontaneous heating of coal, suppression measures like application of nitrogen and the main methods of fighting of mine fires.

Compulsory literature:

BANERJEE, Sudhish Chandra. Prevention and combating mine fires. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 2000. ISBN 90-5809-212-7.

Recommended literature:

ENRIGHT, Chris a Robert FERRITER. -Mine Rescue Manual: A Comprehensive Guide for Mine Rescue Team Members. 2014. ISBN 978-0873354059.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course deals with one of the most serious risks of coal mining - issue of endogenous fires, their prevention and repression. The main circuits subject in the prevention of spontaneous combustion include chemical and physical properties coal substance, the theory of spontaneous combustion, methods for assessing the susceptibility of coal matter of spontaneous combustion, the statistics of endogenous fires in coal OKR underground mines, natural and technical factors influencing the formation endogenous fires, early identification of spontaneous combustion (gas indicator, infratechnologie), principles of prevention of spontaneous combustion in mines, aerodynamice of goafs, the application of technical means spon-com prevention (inhibitors, nitrogen, sealing falls, depression, regulation etc.). In the area of repression is the main subject of the control circuits of mine fires intervention order mine rescue. Training courses are supplemented information on the issue of endogenous fires in coal mines and valid generally binding and internal legislation. 1st Physico-chemical properties of coal affect its susceptibility to oxydation 2nd The theory of self-ignition 3rd Methods for evaluation of susceptibility to spontaneous combustion of coal 4th Susceptibility to spontaneous combustion seams OKR, the statistics of spontaneous combustion in OKR 5th Methods for early detection of spontaneous combustion 6th Evaluation indicator gas autoignition 7th Natural and technological factors affecting the emergence of spontaneous combustion 8th Operational risk assessment of technological criteria of self-ignition

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester, validity until: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Participation in exercises is mandatory.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Submitting and presentation of the semester work. Successful completion of a written test on the subject covered. Oral exam on assigned topics. Participation in ISP exercises is not mandatory.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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