TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber

The TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber is installed at the rear of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), providing a fixed safe refuge solution for the life of the tunnelling project. The Gantry Design (GD) is available in a standard and wide design, dependent on the size of the cutting head infrastructure and project requirements.

Overview

MineARC's TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber is highly customisable to suit any tunnelling project and can be built to comply with British Standard (BS EN 16191:2014) Safety Requirements for Tunnelling Machinery or the ITA's "Guidelines for the Provision of Refuge Chambers Under Construction".".

The TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber features a standard or wide shell, and is available in a range of occupancies - from 10 to 24 people. It's dimensions and rated occupancy can be custom-engineered to project specifications, without compromising on safety or performance.

Specifications – Gantry Design

Model Occupancy Compliance Height (m) Width (m) Length (m) Weight(kg)
TS-GD1-10-ELV-24-I 10-Person ITA 2.00 1.60 5.60 4800
TS-GD3-10-ELV-24-E 10-Person BS EN 2.00 1.60 7.00 5950
TS-GD2-12-ELV-24-I 12-Person ITA 2.00 1.60 6.30 5400
TS-GD4-12-ELV-24-E 12-Person BS EN 2.00 1.60 7.95 6200
TS-GD3-14-ELV-24-I 14-Person ITA 2.00 1.60 7.00 5950
TS-GD5-14-ELV-24-E 14-Person BS EN 2.00 1.60 9.00 6450
TS-GD4-16-ELV-24-I 16-Person ITA 2.00 1.60 7.95 6200
TS-GD6-16-ELV-24-E 16-Person BS EN 2.00 1.60 9.80 6700
TS-GD5-20-ELV-24-I 20-Person ITA 2.00 1.60 9.00 6450
TS-GD8-20-ELV-24-E 20-Person BS EN 2.00 1.60 9.80 7200
TS-GD7-24-ELV-24-I 24-Person ITA 2.00 1.60 10.50 6920

Especificaciones del producto - GD Ancha

Model Occupancy Compliance Height (m) Width (m) Length (m) Weight (kg)
TS-GDW1-10-ELV-24-I 10-Person ITA 2.00 2.00 4.80 4900
TS-GDW3-10-ELV-24-E 10-Person BS EN 2.00 2.00 5.80 5450
TS-GDW2-12-ELV-24-I 12-Person ITA 2.00 2.00 5.30 5200
TS-GDW4-12-ELV-24-E 12-Person BS EN 2.00 2.00 6.40 5900
TS-GDW3-14-ELV-24-I 14-Person ITA 2.00 2.00 5.80 5450
TS-GDW6-14-ELV-24-E 14-Person BS EN 2.00 2.00 7.75 6500
TS-GDW4-16-ELV-24-I 16-Person ITA 2.00 2.00 6.40 5900
TS-GDW7-16-ELV-24-E 16-Person BS EN 2.00 2.00 8.12 6750
TS-GDW5-20-ELV-24-I 20-Person ITA 2.00 2.00 6.80 6150
TS-GDW8-20-ELV-24-E 20-Person BS EN 2.00 2.00 9.86 7300
TS-GDW6-24-ELV-24-I 24-Person ITA 2.00 2.00 7.75 6500
TS-GDW9-24-ELV-24-E 24-Person BS EN 2.00 2.00 11.40 7650
  • Air conditioning and dehumidifying
  • 5mm steel plate construction with reflective signage
  • Water based fire extinguisher (optional for non-Australian orders)
  • Full UPS 24hr battery backup system
  • Ergonomically designed seating
  • Radio power supply
  • External strobe lighting; internal fluorescent lighting
  • Custom dimensions and transport configurations
  • Blast shield protection (reinforced construction)
  • Fully Flushing, Pressurised Airlock
  • Misting system for external temperature control
  • Satellite UPS System
  • First aid kit
  • Internal LCD monitor screen
  • Step-down transformer
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety-Off-System (COSOS)
  • Remote video camera monitoring
  • Intrinsically safe MARCis Scrubber
  • Automated Oxygen Delivery System (AODS)

Chamber Exterior – Front

The ‘face’ of the refuge chamber is designed primarily for easy identification and quick access during an emergency.

The strobe lighting, warning siren and reflective signage alert passers-by to the chamber’s location, whilst the rotating door handles provide simple, straight forward access to the safety of the interior.

Chamber Interior

Inside a TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber, a number of vital life-support systems combine to create a safe, ongoing environment for occupants. Systems include; primary and secondary air (oxygen) supplies, air conditioning systems, positive pressure systems, electrical systems, gas detection and a chemical scrubbing system.

The TunnelSAFE Gantry Design uses active chemicals and MineARC's ELV (extra-low-voltage) Scrubbing System to ‘scrub’ the build up of harmful CO2 (carbon dioxide) and CO (carbon monoxide) from the air inside the refuge chamber.

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