Monitoring gas levels in mines and underground is crucial to providing a safe work environment. How can this be done safely and effectively?
Gas monitors for a refuge chamber allows occupants to measure levels in and outside of a chamber; taking corrective action to maintain a safe environment.
If Methane levels rise, the risk also increases. The potential for ignition and explosion of methane is one of the most severe natural hazards.
Hydrogen sulfide is exceptionally hazardous, due to its high levels of flammability and toxicity. Personnel should be aware of the potential risks.
What is Carbon Monoxide? Also known as the ‘silent killer’ it is highly toxic. It is present underground, at chemical facilities and can build up within a refuge chamber.
What is Carbon Dioxide? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless and odourless gas, existing in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas at a concentration of about 400ppm (0.04%) by volume. Natural sources of CO2 include volcanoes and hot springs, and being soluble in water, it occurs naturally in groundwater, rivers, lakes, ice caps, glaciers, and […]
Hydrogen Sulfide is naturally generated in situ from reservoirs and sulfate containing minerals
In an underground environment, Methane concentrations are extremely hazardous
Why is it important to monitor gas levels in a sealed refuge chamber and how is this done?
How does Carbon Monoxide enter a sealed refuge chamber and why is it necessary to remove this gas?