This story is retold with permission from Dave regarding a remote bogger fire in an underground nickel mine in Western Australia. It was some time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I don’t have a perfect memory, but this day stuck in my mind – every detail just lingers. The day […]
Refuge chamber quality that do not meet these standard requirements cannot safeguard against an emergency. Lower quality, or unmaintained chambers, compromised the safety of underground personnel.
Oxygen candles are used as a backup source of breathable air in an emergency. They supply an on-demand source of oxygen, utilised in aeroplanes, space stations as well as other applications such as safe havens and refuge chambers. A safe supply of oxygen is critical to support life. We are dependent on oxygen for survival; […]
Will advances in technology to improve safety underground reduce current limitations and challenges on site?
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.
Refuge chambers are sealed environments, built to sustain life during an emergency or hazardous situation.
Heat can quickly accumulate inside a refuge chamber, increasing with each additional person.
Improving light quality will boost visual performance, enhancing the ability to detect hazards and the execution of day-to-day activities.
Hydrogen Sulfide is naturally generated in situ from reservoirs and sulfate containing minerals
IoT in mining has the potential to dramatically impact global safety standards