Safety & Technical Insights – MineARC News

On July, 2020
MineARC Systems is excited to be partnering with DEZEGA; bringing together a combined total of 80 ye
On June, 2020
Operators have looked to MineARC for portable wildfire safe haven technology, to design a custom Che
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On May, 2020
A&L Biologicals addresses outdoor plant growth chamber challenges with a custom walk-in chamber.
On April, 2020
ERT has taken Erica A. Gallegos Arias all over the world; she shares her progression, from trainee t
On April, 2020
Investigating a practical approach to compressed air use can save sites significant energy, resultin
On March, 2020
Competition-winning medic, Sandra Wagner shares the reality of ERTs and the connections which stem f
Inside a Custom Refuge Chamber Strengthens Safety on Small TBM
On March, 2020
Custom refuge chamber designed for 4.4m diameter tunnel boring machine with limited gantry space.
Monitoring gas levels tunnelling
On February, 2020
Monitoring gas levels in tunnelling and underground construction is crucial to providing a safe work
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On February, 2020
Gas monitors for a tunnelling refuge chamber allows occupants to measure levels in and outside of a
Mine Rescue Scholarship-ERT Emergency Response
On February, 2020
MineARC Systems America is excited to announce the annual recipient of the Mine Rescue Team Scholars
Shelters for Anhydrous Ammonia Release
On February, 2020
The installation of Shelter-in-Place and Safe Havens to provide safe refuge at the site’s Ammonia
ERT Insight_An interview with PTFI’s Edward Suryanegara-emergency response team
On February, 2020
Indonesia’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) participate in their first international mines rescue co
Are Grow Lights Dangerous to the Human Eye HPS Light Comparision
On February, 2020
Can grow lights such as LED lights cause eye damage, and how can grow room glasses address these con
Refuge-Station-for-Hydroelectric-Power-Plant-installed-at-Nova-Scotia
On February, 2020
A hydroelectric power plant in Wreck Cove upgraded their refuge station to accommodate more personne
Environmentally-Friendly Toilets for Remote Indonesian Oil Project-in situ
On December, 2019
A Borneo oil rig selects a low-impact, environmentally-friendly toilet to remain at the forefront of
Improving Safety through Wearable Technology
On November, 2019
How can the mining and resources industry successfully implement wearable technology to improve work
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
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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
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
Identifying the key points to consider when purchasing a portable toilet for an underground mine.
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
How to install and integrate GuardIAN Refuge Chamber Monitoring with IT equipment on site.
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. Permanent or fixed
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
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
Common Questions About Refuge Chamber Servicing
On December, 2018
Common misconceptions about refuge chamber servicing answered.
On December, 2018
In an underground environment, Methane concentrations are extremely hazardous
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
Emergency Response Team Trained and Ready
On October, 2018
Emergency Response Team uses refuge chamber training to better prepare and provide all employees wit
AirBANK Pressure System for Shelter-in-Place Safety
On October, 2018
A pressure system for shelter-in-place locations is critical to maintaining positive internal pres
On October, 2018
MineARC Australia manufactures 1500th refuge chamber, MA1500 - a major milestone for the global safe
Safe Haven for a Fertiliser Plant Yara Pilbara Fertilisers
On October, 2018
Four, 40-person ChemSAFE Standard Design safe havens were installed and commissioned at Yara Pilbara
What is a Refuge Chamber
On October, 2018
A refuge chamber, also known as refuge station, is a sealed environment, built to sustain life durin
The Necessity of Cooling Within A Refuge Chamber
On September, 2018
Heat can quickly accumulate inside a refuge chamber, increasing with each additional person. Cooling
Fire Protection for Refuge Chambers
On September, 2018
Fire dangers exist in underground mining and tunnelling operations. What fire protection solutions d
sirius mining cap lamp technology
On September, 2018
Improving light quality will boost visual performance, enhancing the ability to detect hazards and t
Changing the Safety Landscape across Africa Mopani Copper Mine
On September, 2018
Mine safety is a global concern, with organisations continually investing time and resources to ensu
Mines Rescue Competition Highlights Safety in Africa
On September, 2018
Teams throughout Zambia showcased their technical skills and knowledge across a range of emergency s
The Value of Servicing and Maintenance
On September, 2018
Regular service and maintenance ensure refuge chambers are in optimal status to provide life-saving
On September, 2018
India recently held a workshop on New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) and Tunnel Boring Machine (T
Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide
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.
What is Refuge Chamber Commissioning
On September, 2018
Refuge chamber commissioning is a vital step in emergency planning. Yet, it is often not considered.
IoT in Mining and the Resources Industry
On September, 2018
IoT in mining has the potential to dramatically impact global safety standards
On September, 2018
Recognised for the innovative design of the TunnelSAFE Multi Service Vehicle Refuge Chamber, the fir
On September, 2018
Numerous heat sources affect the internal temperature of a refuge chamber. A continuous build-up of
On August, 2018
The adoption and enhancement of safety standards positively impacted economic processes.
On August, 2018
Controlled (Closed) Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) and refuge chambers in space.
On August, 2018
With the growth of safety requirements, refuge chambers have become commonplace
On August, 2018
Stench Gas contains Ethyl Mercaptan, although this gas is classed as flammable...
On August, 2018
WA DMP enforce refuge chamber maintenance requirements following safety concerns.
On August, 2018
N.B.C. (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Shelter uses AirGEN to purify air within the chamber.
On August, 2018
The primary control over the internal environment of a refuge chamber to ensure it can preserve life
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.
On August, 2018
Chemical scrubbing is the process of removing undesired gases from the air using chemical reactions
On July, 2018
Why is it important to monitor gas levels in a sealed refuge chamber and how is this done?
On July, 2018
The main focus was to bring the mine, up to date with the latest modern equipment capable of being m
On July, 2018
On-site MineSAFE Training Refuge Chamber provided insight to Oyu Tolgoi team.
On July, 2018
In collaboration with Mopani Copper Mines PLC, to implement corrective action to strengthen the inte
On July, 2018
How does Carbon Monoxide enter a sealed refuge chamber and why is it necessary to remove this gas?
On July, 2018
Batteries provide a reliable Uninterruptable Power Supply to power a refuge chamber in the event...
On July, 2018
In sealed environments, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide can build up and poison the air...
On June, 2018
Refurbishment Program transforms damaged, worn or second-hand chambers into fully functioning, certi
On June, 2018
MineARC’s new development in refuge chamber technology – the GuardIAN Remote Monitoring System
On June, 2018
Fitted with the unique Compressed Air Management System, a 20 person MineSAFE Standard Design...
On June, 2018
Palabora Mining Company (PMC) embrace regular servicing and refuge chamber upgrades.
On June, 2018
Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) purchase a MineARC MineSAFE Essential Design Refuge Chamber for their o
On June, 2018
Safety needs to embrace technology in order to keep up with the continual changes to production and
On June, 2018
Oxygen levels of the “dead air space” will quickly be consumed without an additional source.
On March, 2018
MineARC commissioned our very first chambers in India. Built for Hindustan Zinc Limited, the world
On March, 2018
Regularly servicing and performing maintenance checks on a refuge chamber will help ensure your equi
On March, 2018
MineARC’s capacity to meet client specifications through customisation has aided in the developmen
On February, 2018
Disaster and extreme weather shelter designed for Australian extreme weather conditions
On February, 2018
Langley Park, located in Perth CBD, Western Australia, hosted the 7th annual Mines Emergency Rescue
On February, 2018
The EnviroLAV Squat Pan toilet, a Western & Eastern combination-style configuration within the Dual