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IX International Mines

Rescue Competition

Contest for the test


of theoretical knowledge
in the scope of mines rescue.

Bytom 2014
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Test of theoretical knowledge


1. What is understood as an underground fire
A - the situation when concentration of carbon oxide (CO) in the circulating airflow is
permanently above 0.0026% by reasons different from permissible technological
processes
B - occurrence of CO concentration in the mine air above 26 ppm after blasting jobs
C - the situation when concentration of carbon oxide (CO) in the circulating airflow is
permanently below 0.0026% during three days
2.
A
B
C

The reason for an endogenous fire can be:


- an electric arc due to a short circuit fault in electric equipment
- lack of fire prevention that should consists in forced injection of nitrogen to goafs
- lack of a sensor intended to measure CO concentration in the mine air

3. In coalfields with potentially explosive atmospheres and in regions under hazards of


methane or coal dust explosion the rescue fresh air base should be appointed at a
location with at least two bends of the working between the fresh air base and:
A - the endangered area
B - a downcast (intake) shaft
C - a ventilation shaft
4. In underground operations that deal with extraction of combustible minerals the rescue
fresh air base should be appointed at a location that is separated with an explosionproof dam (barricade) from:
A - and area with fire hazard
B - an endangered zone with the hazard of methane explosion
C - an endangered zone with the hazard of rock bumps
5.
A
B
C

One ppm is the same as:


- 1/10 000th part of a percent
- 1/1 000th part of a percent
- 1/ 100th part of a percent

6. What do mean (2+2) light or sound signals that are sent by trapped personnel to a
rescue team, preceded by a series of several signal given out one after another?
A - we are short of air
B - we are approaching to you
C - everything is OK.
7. What do mean 2 light or sound signals that are sent by a rescue team to the fresh air
base, preceded by a series of several signal given out one after another?
A - everything is OK.
B - we are short of air
C - we are trapped
8.
A
B
C

Check No. 7 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
- check of the lung automat
- check whether the cylinder valve is open
- check of the mask tightness
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9. Check No. 4 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a team commander,
covers:
A - check whether the cylinder valve is opened
B - check of the mask tightness
C - check of the breathing apparatus harness arrangement
10. When a doctor (physician) should be present at the rescue fresh air base?
A - when the rescue action is carried out at irrespirable atmosphere
B - during each action
C - exclusively, when the action is carried out at the depth below 500m.
11. Active extinguishing of fires in underground workings in inadmissible under the
following circumstances:
A - when the absolute content of methane is high within the region of the fire, in
particular in combination with limited flow of air
B - occurrence of coal dust
C - lack of coal dust
12. Who supervises erection of an explosion-proof dam (barricade) when the work is in
progress?
A - commander of the rescue team
B - commander of the rescue fresh air base
C - rescue action headquarter manager
13. The relative density of carbon dioxide (CO2) compared to the density of air is:
A - 1,518
B - 0,553
C - 1,105
14. Which of the following hazards is graded in several categories?
A - methane hazard
B - hazard of rock bumps
C - coal dust hazard
15. When the oxygen pressure in the UPT-1 cylinder is 20 MPa, which maximum
consumption of oxygen can be set to have sufficient reserve for 20 minutes of
evacuation?
A - 20 l/min
B - 10 l/min
C - 5 l/min
16. How much oxygen is inside the cylinder of the W-70 breathing apparatus when the
oxygen pressure is 18 MPa?
A - 360
B - 180
C - 90

17. Which breathing apparatus is furnished with an oxygen-generating mass?:


A - SR-60
B - PSS 7000
C - Biopac 240 Revolution
18. Thermohygrometers are designed to measure:
A - relative humidity and dry temperature
B - intensity of cooling
C - specific humidity
19. What is the maximum permissible limit for CO concentration in mining workings?
A - 26 ppm
B - 150 ppm
C - 20 ppm
20. What is the maximum permissible limit for momentary concentration of CO2?
A - the same as the maximum permissible concentration
B - 2%
C - 0,5 %
21. What measures must be undertaken when the methane content above 2% is detected in
a mining working?
A - evacuate personnel from endangered workings
B - no actions should be taken
C - carry on measurements and evacuate personnel when the concentration of 5% is
exceeded
22. Under which circumstances the team commander is not obliged to head the team?
A - the team walks in smoke with their breathing apparatus masks in use
B - the team leaves the rescue fresh air base and heads to the endangered area down
access route they know
C - the team shall work in and area with tough climatic conditions
23. During a rescue action under tough climatic conditions the team commander should
withdraw the team to the rescue fresh air base when:
A - the ambient temperature increased by more than 3C
B - the ambient temperature increased by more than 2C
C - the ambient temperature increased by more than 1,5C
24. What is the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) for methane?
A - 5% V/V
B - 12,5 % V/V
C - 0,0026 % V/V
25. What are explosion limits for carbon monoxide (CO)?
A - 12,5% to 72%
B - 4% to 72%
C - 9,5% to 15%

26. What is the part of the W-70 breathing apparatus where air is enriched with oxygen
A - breathing bag
B - left-size connector
C - chamber of the intake (aspiration) valve

27. After having covered a difficult section of the route the team commander should
check:
A - breathing bags of the rescuers breathing apparatuses
B - tightness of face masks worn by rescuers
C - time of protective service Care Vent DRA
28. Kata-thermometers are designed to measure:
A - humidity
B - intensity of cooling
C - wet temperature
29. Is any person, who is not a mining rescuer, allowed to accompany a rescue team as
a guide during a rescue action?
A - yes, provided that the person wears an escape breathing apparatus
B - yes, provided that the person has a valid medical certificate
C - yes, unless the rescue action is carried out in irrespirable atmosphere
30. What is the minimum reserve of oxygen that must be left for each rescuer for the way
back from the place of work to the rescue fresh air base.
A - twice more than the amount that has been consumed during the way from the fresh
air to the target place plus 1 bar
B - twice more than the amount that has been consumed during the way from the fresh
air base to the target place plus 1 MPa
C - at least the same amount that has been consumed during the way to the place of
work
31. What does mean the conventional signal three bangs sent by the rescue team to the
fresh air base?
A - we are coming back
B - lack of air
C - send help
32. Want should be the minimum pressure inside the cylinder of the W-70 breathing
apparatus upon a check carried out by the team commander to enable further use of the
equipment?
A - 18 MPa
B - 19 MPa
C - 20 MPa
33. What is the designation of a manometer U-tube fluid gauge?
A - to measure differential pressure
B - to measure barometric pressure
C - to determine pressure at the location of measurements

34. To tell the personnel to escape from the fire area in line with the air stream the
following acoustic signals must be broadcasted:
A - a series of short signals + 6 signals
B - a series of short signals + 4 signals
C - a series of short signals + 2 signals
35. The measurement of CO content with use of the X-am 7000 instrument indicated
430 ppm. What is the concentration in percents?
A - 0,430 %
B - 0,043 %
C - 0,0043 %
36. Which of the instruments below can be used to measure content of CO2?
A - X-am 5000
B - UPT - 1
C - Care Vent DRA
37. Which of the instruments below can be used to measure content of CO?
A - PTR-4
B - Tedlar bag
C - PAC CO
38. The airstream velocity down a working (roadway) with the cross-section of 14 m2 is
3 m/s. What is the amount of air supplied through that working?
A - 2520 m3/min
B - 1260 m3/min
C - 630 m3/min
39. Gas pressure across the downstream isolating brattice (dam) can be achieved by:
A - construction of a compensation chamber with a forcing fan
B - construction of a compensation chamber with a exhaust (suction) fan
C - construction of a compensation chamber without any fan
40. Who is in charge of a rescue action at a mining operation until the engineer-in chief is
able to take command?
A - manager of the ventilation department
B - engineer-on-duty (dispatcher) at the mining operation
C - the person with the longest job seniority in rescue troops
41. What is the meaning of 2 (two) sound signals given by trapped personnel to a rescue
team, preceded by a series of several signal given out one after another:
A - we are going dismount the pipeline
B - we are short of air
C - the attempt to dismount the pipeline failed

42. The rescue fresh air base in a coalfield with methane hazard should be located:
A - at the distance with at least one bend of the working (roadway) leading to the
endangered location, when the rescue action is carried out under the conditions of
the 1st category of methane hazard
B - at the distance with at least two bends of the working (roadway) leading to the
endangered location
C - at the location with the flow rate of airstream at least 10 m3/s
43. What is composition of atmospheric air at the temperature of 25C?
A - 78.08% of nitrogen (N2), 20.95% of oxygen (O2), 26 ppm of carbon monoxide (CO),
at least 2 ppm of nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
B - 78.08% of nitrogen (N2), 21% of oxygen (O2), 1% of carbon dioxide (CO2), 0.93%
of argon and other inert gases
C - 78.08% of nitrogen (N2), 20.95% of oxygen (O2), 0.03% of carbon dioxide (CO2),
0.93% of argon and other inert gases
44. The mine air is understood as:
A - a mixture of atmospheric air with mine gases
B - air that is released from post-extraction goafs
C - a mixture of mining gases trapped in isolated goafs (encapsulated with dams)
45. What is the explosive range for coal dust?
A - 10g/m3 to 20g/m3
B - 20g/m3 to 50g/m3
C - 50g/m3 to 1000g/m3
46. Which unit is used to specify flow rate of air?
A - m3/s
B - m2/min
C - m3/min2
47. The time of protective operation of Care Vent for 1 cylinder is:
A - 20 min
B - 30 min
C - 40 min
48. What is the purpose of Bodyguard for the BG-4EP breathing apparatus?
A - checking for leaks in the high pressure system and in the breathing system
B - monitoring of gas concentration in a potentially explosive atmosphere
C - monitoring of the operation time when the action is carried out under harsh climatic
conditions
49. When an explosimeter detects 4% of methane concentration in the mixture of methane
and air, the display of the instrument shall indicate:
A - 40% of Lower Explosive Limit (LEL)
B - 60% of Lower Explosive Limit (LEL)
C - 80% of Lower Explosive Limit (LEL)

50. What is the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) for hydrogen (H2)?
A - 4%
B - 5%
C - 6%
51. Which gas affects the degree of explosion hazard in mining workings?
A - CO
B - CO2
C - NO2
52. A methanometer with a sensor of catalytic combustion indicates 0% of methane
concentration in the air behind the isolating dam. Is the indication reliable?
A - yes
B - yes, but only within the range up to 5 %
C - yes, but only when the oxygen concentration in the mixture is known
53. What information brings the zero value of differential pressure across an isolating dam
without a compensation chamber in front of it?
A - it is a proof that the dam is well-sealed
B - it may be an evidence that the dam leaks
C - the indication is worthless
54. What is the explosion range of hydrogen (H2)
A - 4% to 75,6%
B - 5% to 15%
C - 12,5% to 74%
55. Check No. 1 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the breathing apparatus absorber (canister) when the cylinder valve is
closed
B - check of threaded connections
C - functional check of the flushing valve
56. Check No. 2 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of threaded connections
B - check of the breathing apparatus absorber (canister) when the cylinder valve is
closed
C - check of the bleeding valve
57. Check No. 3 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the bleeding valve
B - check of harness adjustment
C - check of the face mask
58. Check No. 4 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the breathing apparatus for leaks
B - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
C - functional check of control valves

59. Check No. 5 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the high pressure system and the breathing system for possible leaks by
means of Bodyguard
B - functional check of control valves
C - check of the CO2 absorber
60. Check No. 6 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of threaded connections
B - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
C - functional check of the flushing valve
61. Check No. 8 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
B - check of layout and adjustment of the breathing apparatus harness
C - check of oxygen reserve in the oxygen cylinder
62. Check No. 9 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of oxygen reserve and check of pressurized connections for leaks
B - check of threaded connections
C - check of the CO2 absorber
63. Check No. 10 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the harness adjustment
B - check of the CO2 absorber
C - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
64. Check No. 11 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the face mask
B - check of threaded connections
C - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
65. Check No. 1 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a team commander,
covers:
A - check of the face mask
B - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
C - check of the CO2 absorber
66. Check No. 2 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a team commander,
covers:
A - check of the CO2 absorber
B - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
C - check of the oxygen reserve
67. Check No. 3 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a team commander,
covers:
A - check of threaded connections
B - check of the oxygen reserve
C - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve

68. Check No. 5 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a team commander,
covers:
A - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
B - functional check of the flushing valve
C - functional check of control valves
69. Check No. 6 of the W-70 breathing apparatus, carried out by a team commander,
covers:
A - check of the oxygen reserve
B - check of control valves
C - functional check of the flushing valve
70. Check No. 1 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the high pressure system and the breathing system for possible leaks by
means of Bodyguard
B - functional check of the flushing valve
C - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
71. Check No. 2 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of layout and adjustment of the breathing apparatus harness
B - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
C - check of the face mask for possible leaks
72. Check No. 3 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - check of the face mask for possible leaks
B - check whether the valve of the oxygen cylinder is correctly opened
C - check of layout and adjustment of the breathing apparatus harness
73. Check No. 4 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a rescuer, covers:
A - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
B - check of the face mask for possible leaks
C - check of layout and adjustment of the respirator harness
74. Check No. 1 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a team
commander, covers:
A - check of the face mask for possible leaks
B - check of layout and adjustment of the breathing apparatus harness
C - check whether the valve of the oxygen cylinder is correctly opened
75. Check No. 2 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a team
commander, covers:
A - check whether the valve of the oxygen cylinder is correctly opened
B - check of oxygen reserve inside the oxygen cylinder
C - check of layout and adjustment of the breathing apparatus harness
76. Check No. 3 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a team
commander, covers:
A - check whether the valve of the oxygen cylinder is correctly opened
B - functional check of the top-up (refilling) valve
C - check of layout and adjustment of the respirator harness
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77. Check No. 4 of the PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus, carried out by a team
commander, covers:
A - functional check of the flushing valve
B - check of layout and adjustment of the breathing apparatus harness
C - check of oxygen reserve inside the oxygen cylinder
78. Who is obliged to check arrangement of springs inside the PSS BG-4EP breathing
apparatus prior to each use of the apparatus?
A - serviceman of rescue equipment
B - team commander
C - manager of the rescue station
79. Which component of the PSS BG 4EP breathing apparatus is responsible for
enrichment of air with oxygen from the cylinder?
A - soda lime absorber
B - cooler
C - intake (aspiration) hose
80. What is the purpose of the Bodyguard electronic monitoring system for the PSS
BG-4EP breathing apparatus?
A - continuous checks of the breathing apparatus for leaks
B - monitoring of the breathing apparatus enclosure condition
C - check of the breathing apparatus harness arrangement
81. What functionality is enabled by the Bodyguard electronic monitoring system for the
PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus?
A - monitoring of the breathing apparatus enclosure condition
B - monitoring of remaining to tripping of the first alarm threshold (warning) (5.5 MPa)
C - check of the breathing apparatus harness tension after covering a lowered section of
a working
82. To tell the personnel to escape from the endangered area against the air stream
direction the following acoustic signals must be broadcasted:
A - a series of short signals + 2 signals
B - a series of short signals + 3 signals
C - a series of short signals + 4 signals
83. What are communication signals transmitted (knocked) on a pipeline from a rescue
team to the rescue fresh air base to request for help when regular rescue
communication between the team and the fresh air base is lost?
A - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 2 signals
B - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 3 signals
C - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 4 signals

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84. What are communication signals transmitted (knocked) on a pipeline from a rescue
fresh air base to the rescue team to instruct them to come back to the fresh air base
when regular rescue communication between the team and the fresh air base is lost?
A - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 2 signals
B - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 3 signals
C - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 4 signals
85. What are the signals given by personnel trapped by the rock fall to the rescuers with
the information we are short of air?
A - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + (2+2) signals
B - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + (3+3) signals
C - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + (4+4) signals
86. What are the signals given by rescuers to personnel trapped by the rock fall with the
information tell the number of people?
A - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 3 signals + as many
signals as many people are trapped
B - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + (3+3) signals
C - a series of signals transmitted quickly one after another + 3 signals
87. Who, according to the Mining and geological law, should be appointed as the
commander of rescue action?
A - the engineer-in-chief of a mining operation
B - the person with the highest rank among supervisors who work during the specific
shift
C - the head of the mining rescue unit provided that the unit is involved in the specific
mission
88. What is the maximum content of oxygen in atmospheric air?
A - 20.05 %
B - 22.00 %
C - 20.95 %
89. What is the chemical formula of hydrogen sulphide?
A - H2S
B - HS2
C - H2S2
90. What are the thresholds of oxygen reserve (warning and alarm) that are signalled by
the Bodyguard monitoring system of the PSS BG 4 EP breathing apparatus?
A - 5.5 MPa; 1.0 MPa
B - 4.5 MPa; 1.5 MPa
C - 3.5 MPa; 0.5 MPa
91. When the action is carried out under harsh climatic conditions the team commander
should withdraw his team to the rescue fresh air base if:
A - regular communication between the fresh air base and the mission headquarter is lost
B - he is incapable of understanding an order given by the mission commander
C - heart rate of any rescuer has exceed 140 bpm after two measurements

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92. Who should measure heart rate when the rescue team works under harsh climatic
conditions?
A - team commander for each rescuer
B - a physician (doctor)
C - each rescuer for himself
93. Which sentence is correct?
A - B category of hazard due to dust harmful to human health
B - A class of dust hazard
C - IV degree of water hazard
94. Concentrations of which gases should be measurable by the instrument that the rescue
team must be provided with when the rescue action is carried out in irrespirable
atmosphere?
A - O2, CO2, CH4, NO
B - O2, CO, CO2, CH4
C - H2, CO2, CO, CH4
95. An endogenous fire may be caused by the following reason:
A - faulty operation of extracting machinery
B - self-ignition of coal
C - failures in execution of blasting operations
96. CO concentration measured with use of the X-am 5600 is 540ppm. What is the
concentration in percents?
A - 0,5400 %
B - 0,0540%
C - 0,0054%
97. What is the low limit for oxygen content that, if exceed, leads to loss of human
consciousness?
A - 14%
B - 12%
C - 10%
98. What is the CareVent DRA applicance?
A - device for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
B - breathing apparatus of regenerative type
C - self-rescue breathing apparatus
99.
A
B
C

What is the purpose of the Assman psychometer?


- to determine relative humidity of air
- to measure temperature of a rescuer body at the rescue fresh air base
- to determine virtual temperatures

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100. Which definition of the kata-degree is correct?


A - amount of heat dissipated by the rescuers body while he passes an obstacle course
with the length of 10 m. during 60 seconds
B - amount of heat dissipated from 1 cm2 of surface during 1 second at the temperature
of 36.5C
C - amount of heat dissipated by a human body during 1 minute while the human works
at the temperature of 30C
101. What is an explosimeter designed for?
A - to determine the degree of coal dust explosion hazard under conditions with the
hazard of rock bumps
B - to determine the degree of explosion hazard caused by the mixture of flammable
gases that are present in the mine air
C - to determine the degree of self-ignition under condition of the explosion hazard due
to methane presence
102. What is the purpose of the Tedlar bag?
A - to collect remnants of explosive material after its deflagration inside a blasting
borehole
B - to collect samples of coal dust that are taken for chemical analysis
C - to take samples of air from the whole cross-section of a mining working
103. The active method of fire extinguishing consists in:
A - pouring of water streams onto points of fire outbreak
B - isolation of the fire outbreak locations by means of water dams
C - active construction of isolating dams
104. The passive method of fire extinguishing consists in:
A - direct observation of the coal combustion process and affecting the fire outbreak
points with extinguishing agents
B - isolation of fire outbreak points from the remaining part of the mine with use of fire
dams
C - putting the fire out use of extinguishing agents
105. Combustion of one of the following material is classified to the C group of fires.
Which one?
A - petrol (fuels)
B - FAT
C - acetylene
106. Anhydrite is:
A - a mineral, calcium sulfate
B - an isolating dam saturated with water by hydrostatic pressure
C - a hybrid mixture of coal dust with a flammable gas

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107. According to the regulation in force, the rescue action in regenerative breathing
apparatuses, with no application of measures that improve breathing comfort and
climatic conditions at the location of the action, can be carried out by mining rescuers:
A - exclusively under circumstances, when the ambient temperature measured with a dry
thermometer is less or equal 35C and the relative humidity is less or equal 60%
B - exclusively under circumstances, when the ambient temperature measured with a dry
thermometer is less or equal 40C and the relative humidity is less or equal 60%
C - exclusively under circumstances, when the ambient temperature measured with a dry
thermometer is less or equal 35C and the relative humidity is less or equal 65%
108. Which of the following tasks should be classified as rescue action under harsh climatic
conditions?
A - Tasks that are carried out by mining rescuers in regenerative breathing apparatuses
during rescue action when the ambient temperature measured with use of a dry
thermometer exceeds 25C and the relative humidity exceeds 50%, rescuers wear
clothes of natural fibres
B - Tasks that are carried out by mining rescuers in regenerative breathing apparatuses
during rescue action when the ambient temperature measured with use of a dry
thermometer exceeds 35C and the relative humidity exceeds 60%, rescuers wear
clothes of natural fibres
C - Tasks that are carried out by mining rescuers in regenerative breathing apparatuses
during rescue action when the ambient temperature measured with use of a dry
thermometer exceeds 25C and the relative humidity exceeds 50%, rescuers wear
clothes of artificial (chemical) fibres
109. What medical examination must each mining rescuer undergo right before he leaves
the rescue fresh air base and the action is carried out under harsh climatic conditions?
A - abbreviated medical interview, auscultation of bronchial breath sounds, eye
examination
B - medical interview, measurement of the body temperature, arterial blood pressure and
peripheral heart rate
C - medical interview, eye and ear examination, measurement of arterial blood pressure
110. What does inertization of potentially explosive atmosphere consist in:
A - pressurized injection of carbon oxide to the area with potentially explosive
atmosphere
B - pressurized injection of water to extinguish the fire and reduce thermal depression of
the fire
C - removing of oxygen from the mine air by pressurized injection of nitrogen
111. Which parameter is a chemical parameter of mine air?
A - 3% CH4
B - 17.8 C
C - 3.5 m3/s
112. Pyrometers are used for contactless temperature measurements of:
A - mine air
B - rock in the rib (side wall) of a roadway excavation
C - rescuers body right before setting off from the rescue fresh air base to the action
under harsh climatic conditions
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113. Stoppage of an air duct fan in an overpressure compensation chamber may lead to:
A - access of oxygen to the isolated (dammed out) area
B - increase of hazard due to penetration of gases from the isolated (dammed out) area
(from behind the dam/brattice)
C - in such a case the fan stoppage is out of importance
114. A bag dam with a throughout pass should be erected of:
A - jute bags
B - bags filled with non-combustible material
C - bags willed with coal dust
115. A conveyable set of evaporators (PZP-1) can be used for inertization by pressurized
injection of:
A - exhaust gases with low content of oxygen
B - nitrogen
C - carbon oxide
116. The BG-4EP plus is the breathing apparatus:
A - of the regenerative type, with an oxygen-generating mass and oxygen cooler
installed at the inlet top the breathing circuit
B - of the regenerative type, with oxygen compressed in a cylinder
C - with an open breathing circuit owing to application of an air cooler
117. The PSS BG-4EP breathing apparatus comprises the following components:
A - dust strainer
B - absorber of carbon oxide
C - cooler of the SAT-3M type
118. The CareVent DRA escape (self-rescue) breathing apparatus does not comprise:
A - face mask
B - breathing bag with a carbon dioxide absorber
C - resuscitating device
119. The maximum operation time of the CareVent DRA breathing apparatus working in
the automatic mode (with the dosage of 0.5 dm3 every each 6 seconds) is:
A - 20 minutes
B - 40 minutes
C - 80 minutes
120. Which of the foregoing sensors embedded into a methanometer benefits, for
measurement of methane content, from the effect that methane absorbs radiation with
the characteristic wavelength,
A - interference sensor
B - sensor of IR bandwidth absorption
C - sensor of catalytic combustion

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121. What is the idea of the so called wet method used to sample gases for chemical
analysis?
A - samples of mine air are collected to a reservoir filled with water and analysis is
carried out for gas samples dissolved in water
B - air samples are mixed with water
C - samples of mine air are collected to a sampling reservoir, where gas samples expel
water that leaks out from the reservoir
122. What is the factor that is irrelevant to the degree of explosion hazard at underground
mining operations?
A - presence of methane from natural sources (CBM coal beat methane)
B - presence of an explosive mixture in the diffuser of an exhaust shaft
C - presence of flammable gases that remained after underground fires
123. Which gas of the following ones has the lowest value of the Lower Explosive Limit
(LEL):
A - methane
B - hydrogen
C - carbon monoxide
124. Which gas of the following ones has the highest value of the Lower Explosive Limit
(LEL):
A - methane
B - hydrogen
C - carbon monoxide
125. Which gas of the following ones has the lowest value of the Upper Explosive Limit
(UEL):
A - methane
B - hydrogen
C - carbon monoxide
126. What is the minimum length of a water stopping erected as an explosion-proof dam:
A - 10m
B - 15m
C - 20m
127. Should the rescue team be provided with an explosimeter when the rescue action is
carried out in the atmosphere with the potential hazard of gas explosion.
A - no, in all cases
B - yes, in all cases
C - no, provided that the team uses only the non-sparking (intrinsically safe) equipment

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128. The picture below shows measurement of the differential pressure across a isolating
dam (brattice). The result indicates

A - overpressure behind the isolating dam (brattice)


B - negative pressure behind the isolating dam (brattice)
C - equalized pressure, both in front of and behind the isolating dam (brattice)
129. The photograph shows:

A - wing anemometers
B - differential pyrometers
C - psychrometers
130. The communication system shown below is:

A - PTR-3
B - UR-10
C - UPT-1
131. The photo below shows a device that is used for saving of human lives during rescue
actions. It is:

A - the UPT-1 device designed to supply oxygen


B - the escape (self-rescue) CareVent DRA breathing apparatus
C - the escape (self-rescue) AU9E/1 breathing apparatus

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132. The photo below shows instruments that are used for rescue actions as well as for jobs
associated with fire prevention. These are:

A - thermovision cameras
B - pyrometers
C - electronic differential anemometers
133. The photo below shows equipment for rescue communication. It is:

A - voice transceiver for rescuers


B - voice transceiver for headquarters
C - voice transceiver for rescue fresh air bases
134. What operations are the rescuers carrying out on the photograph below:

A - install a communication line for rescue communication


B - take measurements of air velocity with use of a wing anemometer
C - take measurements of gas concentration nearby the mine working rib (side wall)

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135. The photograph below shows a regenerative breathing apparatus that is commonly
used for rescue actions. What is the overall time of the breathing apparatus operation
in combination with the CO2 absorber size 28 (9x18x28cm) and the oxygen cylinder
2 dm3 filled up to 20 MPa

A - 2 hours
B - 3 hours
C - 4 hours
136. The picture below shows the cross-section of a regenerative breathing apparatus. The
arrow points:

A - carbon monoxide absorber


B - cooler
C - carbon dioxide absorber
137. The position that secures injurers against shocks consists in positioning of the injurer:
A - in the recovery position
B - flat on its back with elevated head (a rolled pillow below his head)
C - in the Trendelenburg position (body is laid flat on the back with the feet higher
elevated by about 30 cm above the head)
138. Anxiety, quick breathing, poorly sensed pulse, pale face, cold sweat on the face are the
symptoms of:
A - thermal shock
B - anaphylactic reaction (shock)
C - overheating

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139. Lack of breathing in an unconscious person is the reason to start the cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (reanimation) according to the following scheme:
A - 2 breaths, 15 compressions of the chest
B - 2 breaths, 30 compressions of the chest
C - 30 compressions of the chest, 2 breaths
140. What is the most serious outcome from AC electric shock?
A - disturbance of heart rate
B - injury of the neck backbone
C - hypovolemic shock
141. The puncture wound of chest can be secured at the scene of the event in the following
way:
A - by means of a plastic sheet bandage, tightly attached to the chest at all sides
B - must be left undressed due to the hazard of prevention to air flow in the respiratory
tract of the injurer
C - with use of a flutter valve dressing
142. Cervical collar (neck brace) is designed to:
A - stabilize the neck section of the backbone
B - immobilization of the neck backbone part
C - immobilization of head
143. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adult patients with blood circulation stopped should
be commenced from:
A - 30 compressions of chest
B - 2 rescue breaths
C - 15 compressions of chest
144. When the basic resuscitation procedures are in progress the overall condition of the
injurer should be carried out:
A - every one minute
B - after each of 5 cycles (30 compressions of chest with two substitutive breaths)
C - after spontaneous breathing is restored
145. In case of victims with post-traumatic injuries, prior to commencement of initial
examination the rescuer should:
A - immobilize the broken limb
B - manually stabilize the neck backbone
C - deliver oxygen
146. The rescuer who intends to carry out the initial evaluation of an injurer should approach,
if possible,:
A - from the side of the injurer legs
B - from the side of the injurer head
C - from the left-hand side of the injurer

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147. In case of injurers with traumas the psychological support can be provided by a rescuer,
who:
A - is a purposefully trained team member
B - attempts to manually stabilize the injurers backbone
C - is the third person (rescuer) and is also involved, e.g. in treatment of wounds

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