|Diesel Issue Resolution Team
Ceramic filter regeneration stations-|
Ceramic DPM filters capture diesel particulate matter or "soot" to prevent its release into the mine atmosphere. This soot must be removed from the filter to keep it functioning properly. The process of removing the combustible portion of the collected soot is called "regeneration" which is the burning off of the soot by raising the temperature of the filter element so that combustion of the soot occurs. Since filters are new to the mining industry the hazards associated with their regeneration are not commonly known. Some of the hazards are electrical, fire, ventilation, handling, and explosion. A Best Practice will be developed to address these hazards.