Safety & Technical Insights – MineARC News

what-is-the-ideal-refuge-chamber-duration
On January, 2019
How long should a refuge chamber run for in stand-alone mode? Safe haven or refuge chamber duration
Monitoring Gas Levels in Mines
On November, 2019
Monitoring gas levels in mines and underground is crucial to providing a safe work environment. How
On November, 2019
Gas monitors for a refuge chamber allows occupants to measure levels in and outside of a chamber; ta
Chemical Scrubber_Removing CO and CO2 in a Refuge Chamber
On November, 2019
How do chemical scrubbers remove carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air within a sealed ref
hazardous-gases-methane
On November, 2019
If Methane levels rise, the risk also increases. The potential for ignition and explosion of methane
hazardous-gases-hydrogen-sulfide
On November, 2019
Hydrogen sulfide is exceptionally hazardous, due to its high levels of flammability and toxicity. Pe
hazardous-gases-carbon-monoxide
On November, 2019
What is Carbon Monoxide? Also known as the 'silent killer' it is highly toxic. It is present undergr
hazardous-gases-carbon-dioxide
On November, 2019
What is Carbon Dioxide? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless and odourless gas, existing in Earth’
On November, 2019
Emergency response planning is designed to minimise harm to personnel, the community and the surroun
Deploying Firefly Smart Lighting as a Seismic Warning System
On October, 2019
Using a visual warning system to improve the safety of personnel, in an underground block cave mine,
On October, 2019
Refuge chamber upgrade essential in preparing Sanford Underground Research Facility for its role in
Service Plan Improves Safety and Sanitation on Site
On October, 2019
Papua New Guinea Mine improves on-site safety and hygiene with a proactive service plan and equipmen
Repurposing a Refuge Chamber for Staff Training
On September, 2019
Lundin Mining improved their safety education program by repurposing an out-of-operation safe refuge
Converting Shelter-in-Place Locations to Zero Vulnerability Safe Havens
On September, 2019
How to transform a Shelter-in-Place into a zero vulnerability Safe Haven, and ensure maximum protect
Lighting for Plant Growth in Controlled Environments
On September, 2019
Controlled environments play a significant role in society’s development. Whether it’s i
Impact of Technology on Personal Safety, Efficiency and Emergency Response
On August, 2019
So, how will safety change as the industry dives into its tech-fuelled future? While we cannot predi
daves-story
On August, 2019
This story is retold with permission from Dave regarding a remote bogger fire in an underground nick
selecting-the-right-tunnelling-toilet
On July, 2019
Sanitation and hygiene are critical to maintaining a healthy workplace. However, underground environ
Selecting the Right Mining Toilet [Infographic]
On July, 2019
Sanitation and hygiene are critical to maintaining a healthy workplace. However, underground environ
mine-expansions-triggers-move-towards-safety-automation
On June, 2019
The decision to develop and expand a mine also brings with it a distinct set of challenges to determ
Refuge Chamber Quality without Compromise
On May, 2019
Refuge chamber quality that do not meet these standard requirements cannot safeguard against an emer
Refuge Chamber Monitoring Connecting GuardIAN [Infographic]
On May, 2019
Addressing key questions on the installation of MineARC Systems GuardIAN Refuge Chamber Monitoring a
Sanitation in Mining and Heavy Industry
On April, 2019
It’s not a hot topic in the media or even the office, but sanitation plays a significant role in a
What is a Controlled Environment
On April, 2019
A controlled environment is an enclosed area with specific parameters regulated, including temperatu
Oxygen Candles Providing Emergency Air
On April, 2019
Oxygen candles are used as a backup source of breathable air in an emergency. They supply an on-dema
Troubleshooting with Refuge Chamber Monitoring
On April, 2019
One way to overcome downtime is through implementing a remote monitoring system into a company’s e
refuge-chamber-for-large-scale-operations
On March, 2019
Large scale operations can have thousands of personnel on site during each shift. It is imperative t
What it feels like to be inside a Refuge Chamber Psychological
On March, 2019
Psychological stresses can impact decision making as well as physical state and behaviour when insid
Wireless Technology Modernises Stench Gas Alert System
On March, 2019
A North American gold mine incorporates the first wireless stench gas technology to improve emergenc
Using Technology to Improve Safety Underground
On January, 2019
Will advances in technology to improve safety underground reduce current limitations and challenges
What does it feel like to be inside a Refuge Chamber Physical Effects
On January, 2019
Understanding what it feels like to be inside a refuge chamber can improve the response of entrapped
Common Questions About Refuge Chamber Servicing
On December, 2018
Common misconceptions about refuge chamber servicing answered.
Emergency Communication Systems in Tunnelling
On December, 2018
Emergency communication systems in tunnelling are used to distribute information and instructions, m
Pressure Testing a Refuge Chamber for Explosions
On November, 2018
In highly explosive environments, refuge chambers and safe havens can be adapted to withstand overpr
Telstra Business Award Dual Winners 2018
On November, 2018
MineARC Systems announced as the 2018 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year and winner of
Tunnelling Safety Initiatives ITA Awarded Products
On November, 2018
Safety is paramount in any tunnelling project. Trusted tunnelling safety initiatives safeguard again
Gimme Shelter The Modern Mine Refuge Chamber
On November, 2018
The modern mine refuge chamber is designed to host Internet-of-Things-enabled integrations, includin
Uninterruptible Power Supply Satellite UPS
On October, 2018
Every refuge chamber requires an emergency power source to maintain the life-sustaining equipment if
training-emergency-ready-freeport-feature
On October, 2018
Emergency Response Team uses service training to better prepare for any event and provide all employ
airbank-cylinder-rack-high-pressure-breathable-air-cylinders-feature
On October, 2018
A pressure system for shelter-in-place locations is critical to maintaining positive internal pres
minearc-australia-milestone-1500-refuge-chamber-manufacturing-feature
On October, 2018
MineARC Australia manufactures 1500th refuge chamber, MA1500 - a major milestone for the global safe
safe-haven-for-a-fertiliser-plant-yara-feature
On October, 2018
Four, 40-person ChemSAFE Standard Design safe havens were installed and commissioned at Yara Pilbara
On October, 2018
Refuge chambers are sealed environments, built to sustain life during an emergency or hazardous situ
generic-feature-image-tunnelling-2
On September, 2018
Heat can quickly accumulate inside a refuge chamber, increasing with each additional person.
breaking gound in cap lamp technology
On September, 2018
Improving light quality will boost visual performance, enhancing the ability to detect hazards and t
fire-protection-for-a-refuge-chamber
On September, 2018
Fire dangers exist in underground mining and tunnelling operations.
case-study-oyu-training-chamber
On September, 2018
Servicing and maintenance are a critical part of any organisation.
On September, 2018
Hydrogen Sulfide is naturally generated in situ from reservoirs and sulfate containing minerals
Refuge Chambers utilised in Malaysian Tunnel Project
On September, 2018
Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transport Underground development.
mines-rescue-competition-highlights-safety-africa
On September, 2018
Teams throughout Zambia showcased their technical skills and knowledge across a range of emergency s
Safety Landscape across Africa
On September, 2018
Mine safety is a global concern, with organisations continually investing time and resources to ensu
generic-feature-image-digital-mine-technology
On September, 2018
IoT in mining has the potential to dramatically impact global safety standards
refuge-chamber-commissioning-feature
On September, 2018
Refuge chamber commissioning is a vital step in emergency planning. However, it is often not conside
india-cbip-tunnelling-workshop
On September, 2018
India recently held a workshop on New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) and Tunnel Boring Machine (T
New Distributor for Korea
On September, 2018
MineARC Systems is pleased to be partnering with the highly regarded and leading distributor B.L. Ko
refuge-chambers-safety-culture
On September, 2018
An organisation’s safety culture plays an important role in its development. The adoption and enha
agm-zimbabwe-association-of-mine-managers (AMMZ)
On September, 2018
MineARC was recently invited to speak at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Zimbabwe Association
mines-emergency-rescue-competition-merc
On September, 2018
Langley Park, located in Perth CBD, Western Australia, hosted the 7th annual Mines Emergency Rescue
On September, 2018
21 participants, including a psychologist, remained in a MineARC MineSAFE Refuge Chamber for 24 hour
mining-community-provides-aid
On September, 2018
XV National Mine Rescue Competition finalists cancel contest to provide aid following Mexico City ea
zambia-mine-rescue-competition-feature
On September, 2018
For the second year running, MineARC Systems recently sponsored the Zambia Mines Rescue Competition.
advantages-attending-service-school
On September, 2018
Regularly servicing and performing maintenance checks on a refuge chamber will help ensure your equi
100 Refuge Chambers Built at MineARC Systems Africa
On September, 2018
MineARC Systems African reached a milestone with the manufacture of their 100th refuge chamber, MAF-
minearc-scholarship-feature
On September, 2018
MineARC Systems North America awarded the first MineARC Scholarship to a recipient from South Dakota
winnemucca-mine-rescue-competition
On September, 2018
In 2017, MineARC sponsored the 13th Annual Nevada Underground Mine Rescue Contest in Winnemucca.
generic-feature-image-tunnelling-2
On September, 2018
With the growth of safety requirements, refuge chambers have become commonplace
methane-gas-detection
On September, 2018
In an underground environment, Methane concentrations are extremely hazardous
mines-rescue-competition-feature
On September, 2018
MineARC Systems America manufactures their 500th refuge chamber, unit MAA-500.
generic-feature-image-coal-mining
On September, 2018
The reality is the South African coal mining industry is rapidly falling behind in good safety pract
generic-feature-image-mining
On September, 2018
Poor refuge chamber maintenance, including inadequate part replacement and irregular servicing, has
multi-service-vehicle-refuge-chamber-ita-feature
On September, 2018
Recognised for the innovative design of the TunnelSAFE Multi Service Vehicle Refuge Chamber, the fir
heat-loads-on-a-refuge-chamber
On September, 2018
Numerous heat sources affect the internal temperature of a refuge chamber. A continuous build-up of
refuge chamber in space
On August, 2018
Controlled (Closed) Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) and refuge chambers in space.
minearc-mine-stench-gas-alert-system-feature 4x5
On August, 2018
Stench Gas contains Ethyl Mercaptan, although this gas is classed as flammable...
airgen-in-chamber-nbc-feature
On August, 2018
N.B.C. (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Shelter uses AirGEN to purify air within the chamber.
air tight environments
On August, 2018
The primary control over the internal environment of a refuge chamber to ensure it can preserve life
minearc-temperature-control-in-refuge-chamber
On August, 2018
Controlling the internal temperature assists in maintaining the occupant's health and well-being...
Positive Pressure Inside a Refuge Chamber
On August, 2018
Positive pressure helps to prevent the ingress of airborne contaminants inside a refuge chamber.
chemical cartridges vs. free pour for scrubbers
On August, 2018
Chemical scrubbing is the process of removing undesired gases from the air using chemical reactions
minearc-underground-mine-refuge-chamber
On July, 2018
Why is it important to monitor gas levels in a sealed refuge chamber and how is this done?
case-study-diavik-cams
On July, 2018
The main focus was to bring the mine, up to date with the latest modern equipment capable of being m
case-study-oyu-training-chamber
On July, 2018
On-site MineSAFE Training Refuge Chamber provided insight to Oyu Tolgoi team.
case-study-safety-focus-zambia
On July, 2018
In collaboration with Mopani Copper Mines PLC, to implement corrective action to strengthen the inte
minearc-underground-mine-refuge-chamber
On July, 2018
How does Carbon Monoxide enter a sealed refuge chamber and why is it necessary to remove this gas?
minearc-batteries-refuge-chamber-feature 4x5
On July, 2018
Batteries provide a reliable Uninterruptable Power Supply to power a refuge chamber in the event...
minearc-hazardous gases-refuge-chamber-feature 4x5
On July, 2018
In sealed environments, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide can build up and poison the air...
case-study-ma80-13-year-chamber
On June, 2018
Refurbishment Program transforms damaged, worn or second-hand chambers into fully functioning, certi
case-study-eagle-mine-guardian-cams
On June, 2018
MineARC’s new development in refuge chamber technology – the GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diag
case-study-cams-for-refuge-chamber-chile
On June, 2018
Fitted with the unique Compressed Air Management System, a 20 person MineSAFE Standard Design...
case-study-africa-refuge-chamber-maintenance
On June, 2018
Palabora Mining Company (PMC) embrace regular servicing and refuge chamber upgrades.
case-study-hzl-refuge-chamber
On June, 2018
Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) purchase a MineARC MineSAFE Essential Design Refuge Chamber for their o
future-of-mining-feature
On June, 2018
Safety needs to embrace technology in order to keep up with the continual changes to production and
minearc-breathable-air-refuge-chamber-feature 4x5
On June, 2018
Oxygen levels of the “dead air space” will quickly be consumed without an additional source.
case-study-minearc refuge chambers in india
On March, 2018
MineARC commissioned our very first chambers in India. Built for Hindustan Zinc Limited, the world
remote-operating-control-room
On March, 2018
MineARC’s capacity to meet client specifications through customisation has aided in the developmen
case-study-extreme-weather-safe-refuge
On February, 2018
Disaster and extreme weather shelter designed for Australian extreme weather conditions
case-study-envirolav-mine-toilet-india
On February, 2018
The EnviroLAV Squat Pan toilet, a Western & Eastern combination-style configuration within the Dual
minearc-tunnelling-refuge-chamber-feature 4x5
On January, 2018
Developing a refuge chamber to meet the specific needs of the tunnelling industry...
case-study-oz-minerals
On November, 2017
With the vision to create a mine site that is technologically advanced and a leader in safety practi
case-study-png-pneumatic-toilet
On November, 2017
Each MineARC Coal Spec EnviroLAV is designed to be intrinsically safe for coal mining applications;
case-study-undersea-tunnel-construction
On September, 2017
The 30-person TunnelSAFE Gantry Design (GD) Refuge Chamber is situated on a 7.76m diameter Herrenkne
On September, 2017
The Compact Aura-FX has evolved from the standard unit; designed specifically to be used with the