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General Procedures
Standard Application Procedures
for the Revised Approval Modification Program (RAMP)(ASAP1005)
Submission of Approval Applications in Electronic Format

Applied Engineering Division Procedures
Standard Application Procedure
for Part 7 Refuge Alternative Approval, Extension of Approval and Subsequent Approval (ASAP6004)
Standard Application Procedure
for Part 7 Refuge Alternative Structural Component Approval, Extension of Approval and Subsequent Approval, under § 7.505 (ASAP6005)
Standard Application Procedure
for Part 7 Refuge Alternative Breathable Air Component Approval, Extension of Approval and Subsequent Approval, under § 7.506 (ASAP6006)
Standard Application Procedure
for Part 7 Refuge Alternative Air Monitoring Component Approval, Extension of Approval and Subsequent Approval, under § 7.507 (ASAP6007)
Standard Application Procedure
for Part 7 Refuge Alternative Harmful Gas Removal Component Approval, Extension of Approval and Subsequent Approval, under § 7.508 (ASAP6008)

Electrical Safety Division Procedures
Criteria for the Evaluation and Test
of Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus (ACRI2001)
  • Digitized MSHA Minimum Ignition Curves (Excel)
    The MSHA minimum ignition curves for methane-air atmospheres were derived from ACRI2001. The hardcopy ignition curves in ACRI2001 remain the official version.
  • Digitized MSHA Minimum Ignition Curves for Inductance at Known Voltage (Excel)
    These MSHA inductive ignition curves were extrapolated from the digitized ACRI2001 Figures 11.2 and 11.3 as an aid for determining acceptability for inductances between 0.1mH and 1000mH.
  • Digitized MSHA 0.3mJ Inductive Ignition Curve (Excel)
    This MSHA inductive ignition curve was derived using the 0.3mJ minimum ignition energy of methane-air atmospheres.
  • Criteria for Acquiring Illumination Data
    in a STE Applicant's Darkroom (ACRI2002)
    Design and Performance Criteria
    for Acceptance of Ground Wire Monitor Systems (ACRI2003)
    Criteria for Using the Crewstation Analysis Program (CAP)
    to Acquire Light Survey Data Required for STE Applications (ACRI2006)
    Design Criteria for Microprocessor Based
    Motor Overload Protection Systems (ACRI2007)
    Encapsulation Criteria (ACRI2010)
    Intrinsically Safe Active Voltage/Current Power Source Criteria (ACRI2011)
    Criteria for Enclosures Containing Electrical Components Embedded In Potting Material (ACRI2012)
    Approval of Distribution Systems (ACRI2101)
    Criteria for the Evaluation
    of a Window or Lens on an Explosion-Proof (X/P) Enclosure (ACRI2102)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Part 18 Shearer Evaluation and Extension of Shearer Evaluation (ASAP2001)
    Standard Application Procedure
    Field Modifications (ASAP2006)
    Standard Application Procedures
    for Evaluation of Mine-Wide Monitoring Systems, Barrier Classifications, and Sensor Classifications (ASAP2008)
    Standard Application Procedures
    for Permits to Use Experimental Face Equipment under Part 18, 30 CFR (ASAP2009)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Part 18 Machine/System Approval and Extension of Approval (ASAP2011)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Part 7 Battery Assembly Approvals, Subsequent Approvals and Extensions of Approval (ASAP2013)
    Standard Application Procedures
    for Certifications, Simplified Certifications and Extensions of Certifications (ASAP2015)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for the Approval or Evaluation of Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus per 30 CFR Part 18 (ASAP2016)
    The following Power Point® presentations were produced for the recent IS Workshop held June 28, 2000, at the Approval & Ceritification Center. They are for downloading and viewing on your computer. You will need Microsoft PowerPoint® to view them.


    For Further Information:
    "Understanding and Expediting the Intrinsic Safety Approval Process-Frequently Asked Questions and Guide"
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Part 7 Motor Approvals, Subsequent Approvals and Extensions of Approval (ASAP2017)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for monitor and power systems (MAPS) Acceptance Actions (ASAP2018)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Acceptance or Extension of Acceptance of Ground Wire Monitor Systems (ASAP2019)
    Standard Application Procedures
    for Acceptance of Ground Wire Devices (ASAP2021)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Statement of Test and Evaluation (STE) for Mining Machines and Longwall Mining Systems (ASAP2023)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for the Approval of Mine Communication Equipment and Signaling Devices per 30 CFR Part 23 (ASAP2028)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for the Approval of Portable Methane Indicating Detectors per 30 CFR Part 22 (ASAP2029)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for a Machine Mounted Proximity Detection System Evaluation (ASAP2032)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for the Approval of Electric Cap Lamps per 30 CFR Part 19 (ASAP2033)

    Mechanical and Engineering Safety Division Procedures
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Diesel Electric Evaluation and Extension of Diesel Electric Evaluation (ASAP2031)
    Simplified Machine/Electrical Checklist
    for Part 36 Approval Applications (ASAP3001)
    Alternate Application Procedures
    for Approval of Diesel Powered Equipment Under
        Part 36 Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (ASAP3003)
    Field Modification Application Procedures
    (Electrical Lighting Systems) (ASAP3005)
    Diesel Safety Component Certification Applications, 30 CFR 36 (ASAP3006) (PDF)
    Dust Collector Approval and Certificate
    of Performance Applications (ASAP3010)
    Guidelines for the Suitability Evaluation
    of New or Novel Mine Fire Fighting Agents (ASAP3025)
    Part 7E Category A Diesel Engine Application Procedures
    For Non-Engine Manufacturers (ASAP3027)

    Quality Assurance and Material Testing Division Procedures
    Performance Criteria and Test Guidelines
    for Evaluation of Nontraditional Ventilation Controls in Underground Coal Mines(ACRI5001)
    Design and Performance Criteria
    for Non-Asbestos Packing Material (ACRI5002)
    Standard Application Procedures
    for Acceptance Of Flame-Resistant Solid Products Taken Into Mines (ASAP5001)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Approval of Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids According to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 30, Part 35 (ASAP5003)
    Application Procedure
    for Sealants Applied to Underground Ventilation Controls (ASAP5005)
    Application Procedure
    for a Suitability Evaluation of Nontraditional Ventilation Controls (ASAP5006)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Approval of Electric Cables, Signaling Cables and Splice Kits, Including the Splice Kit Option (ASAP5007)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Approval of Flame-Resistant Brattice Cloth and Ventilation Tubing (ASAP5008)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Acceptance of Conduit Hose, Fire Suppression Hose Cover and Fire Hose Liner for use in Underground Coal Mines (ASAP5009)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Acceptance of Non-Asbestos Packing Material (ASAP5010)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for the Acceptance of Lifelines for Underground Coal Mines (ASAP5013)
    Standard Application Procedure
    for Approval of Flame-Resistant Conveyor Belt, 30 CFR, Part 14 (ASAP5014).
    Standard Application Procedure
    for the Approval of Powder Actuated Devices Used in Underground Coal and other Gassy Mines (ASAP5015).

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