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Compressed Air Management Reaches Chile

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Fitted with the unique Compressed Air Management System, a 20 person MineSAFE Standard Design...
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Alongside Roberto Torres (Yamana’s Mine Communications, Technology and Applications Manager), MineARC commissioned a 20 person MineSAFE Standard Design fitted with the unique Compressed Air Management System (CAMS) within the Chile Mine.

August 2016 marked a milestone for MineARC’s Compressed Air Management System (CAMS) with the first unit in Latin America installed at Yamana – El Peñón. The mine is located 160km south-east of Antofagasta Chile, 1.8km above sea level.

Compressed Air Management System

El Peñon requested that CAMS be included on their refuge chambers due to the numerous economic and safety benefits. Since installation, the site has already experienced many of the advantages that CAMS has to offer.

  • Optimization of mine air usage, resulting in considerably reduced operational costs
  • Five times faster servicing than the current standard due to quick release fittings
  • Air toxicity monitoring and emergency shut off valve
  • Security against over-pressurization
  • Unique quick-release bayonet clipping system, eliminating the need to screw in filter elements and housings
  • Flood protection valve for automatic mine air shut off in the event of water ingress


Clients all around the globe are recognizing the unique advantages of CAMS technology and the positive effects the system can have at their mine sites. CAMS can also be retrofitted to existing refuge chambers as part of MineARC’s Client Upgrade Assist Program.

For more information on the Compressed Air Management System, please contact us.

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