How long should a refuge chamber run for in stand-alone mode? Safe haven or refuge chamber duration should be determined on a risk-based approach.
India recently held a workshop on New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) and Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Tunnelling.
Refuge chambers are sealed environments, built to sustain life during an emergency or hazardous situation.
Zimbabwe is closer to becoming a leader among African nations with their stance on mine safety.
MineARC invited to attend a reception at the residence of the Australian Ambassador for Vietnam, the Honourable Hugh Borrowman.
Once again the South African mining community has been rocked by the tragic news of another fatal incident.
South Africa now has a opportunity to take the recent Harmony incident as a quiet reminder that more needs to be done with regards to regulations placed on underground mining emergency response planning.
Learning from real-life emergencies, Turkey mandates the use of refuge chambers.
In comparison to metal mines, the need for a coal mine refuge chamber has long been debated. Coal mines have significant quantities of fuel that can burn for days, so perhaps the rescue and evacuation strategies should be different.
Guidelines for refuge chambers are present in South Africa. However, they are vague and lack vital standards for adequate life support systems.