In highly explosive environments, refuge chambers and safe havens can be adapted to withstand overpressure of up to 15 psi. A refuge chambers resistance to explosions can be determined through pressure testing.
For the second year running, MineARC Systems recently sponsored the Zambia Mines Rescue Competition.
MineARC Systems African reached a milestone with the manufacture of their 100th refuge chamber, MAF-100.
MineARC Systems North America awarded the first MineARC Scholarship to a recipient from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
In 2017, MineARC sponsored the 13th Annual Nevada Underground Mine Rescue Contest in Winnemucca.
In an underground environment, Methane concentrations are extremely hazardous
The reality is the South African coal mining industry is rapidly falling behind in good safety practices compared to the rest of the developed world.
Poor refuge chamber maintenance, including inadequate part replacement and irregular servicing, has prompted an official response from the West Australian government.
Each MineARC Coal Spec EnviroLAV is designed to be intrinsically safe for coal mining applications; featuring a pneumatic operating system that simply requires connection to compressed air.
MineARC’s EnviroLAV Toilet System is making a big impact at the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea.