MineARC increases R&D Investment Across the Business

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year
Jul 14

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC is honoured to be named the 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year, along with category winner for Medium and Making Waves. The award recognises businesses making an impact across Australia.

Uninterruptible Power Supply for refuge chambers
Mar 03

Release of Satellite UPS System

MineARC launches to market the Satellite UPS System; easing the process of replacing refuge chamber batteries underground and ensuring they perform at full capacity for their expected life span. The Satellite UPS also connects to GuardIAN as part of MineARC’s System Intelligence suite

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May 01

MineARC increases R&D Investment Across the Business

MineARC repositions itself in the market with a heavy focus on R&D and new technologies. We communicate our Vision Beyond Refuge Chambers to our clients.

Release of System Intelligence
May 03

Release of System Intelligence

MineARC releases the Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitor and GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diagnotics System that join CAMS to form the MineARC System Intelligence suite. System Intelligence reduces costs, increases productivity & efficiency during servicing and improves operational safety

2015 ITA Awards Winner
Aug 03

2015 ITA Awards Winner

MineARC picks up it’s second ITA Safety Initiative of the Year Award, this time for the new Compressed Air Management System. The ITA recognises CAMS as an industry leading solution to providing compressed air and maintaining positive pressure within a refuge chamber.

MineARC Product Rebrand
Jun 03

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC announces a company-wide product re brand after 15 years in the industry. The change allows for easier identification of products across MineARC’s expanding range.

Release of CAMS
May 03

Release of CAMS

MineARC releases the Compressed Air Management System (CAMS); a ground breaking innovation in refuge chamber technology. The breathable air system is a first for the market, providing a range of features aimed at reducing running costs and improving operational safety during an emergency.

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa
Oct 03

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Nearly 500 miners are trapped 2km underground during a fire at Harmony Gold mine in South Africa. Fortunately, personnel are well trained and move to refuge bays within the mine before being safely rescued. The incident reinforces the importance of refuge chambers in underground mining.

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner
Sep 03

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

The MineARC EnviroLAV wins the 2014 Australian Mine Prospect Awards for Innovation in Mine Safety

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron
Aug 03

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

MineARC takes its first step into above-ground disaster relief; developing the StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter for Australian Iron Ore company, Atlas Iron. The StormSAFE was built to withstand wind speeds in excess of 300km/hr.

Turkish Coal Disaster is a Tragedy for the Industry
Jul 03

Turkish Coal Disaster is a Tragedy for the Industry

An explosion at a Soma coal mine in Tukey causes an underground fire, which burns for over two days. In total, 311 people are killed in what is the worst mine disaster in Turkey’s history. Reports reveal that safety negligence lead to the disaster, again pointing the spotlight on the need for refuge chamber legislation […]

MineARC Makes a Splash in Industrial Hygiene
Jun 03

MineARC Makes a Splash in Industrial Hygiene

MineARC Engineers develop the EnviroLAV, a self-contained highly portable and eco-friendly toilet that can be used below ground and in heavy industrial scenarios. The unique waste-breakdown process of the EnviroLAV means that it only needs to be emptied once every 12 months.

MineARC Plays Key Role in ITA Legislation
May 03

MineARC Plays Key Role in ITA Legislation

Landmark tunnelling legislation is set to be ratified across all ITA member states in the ‘Guidelines for the Provision of Refuge Chambers in Tunnels Under Construction’. MineARC plays a key role in formulating the new legislation, having been invited to advise the ITA’s WG5 committee.

2013 ITA Awards Winner
Aug 03

2013 ITA Awards Winner

MineARC Refuge Chambers are announced the Safety Initiative of the Year at the International Tunnelling Association Awards in London

2013 West Australian Exporter of the Year
Jul 03

2013 West Australian Exporter of the Year

MineARC is voted the West Australian Exporter of the Year for the third year, and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’.

MineARC Africa Established
Jun 03

MineARC Africa Established

In October MineARC celebrates the launch of its African office and manufacturing facility in Johannesburg, servicing the entire African continent. The facility is officially opened by His Excellency Graeme Wilson, High Commissioner for Australia.

First Sales into Africa
May 03

First Sales into Africa

MineARC announces its first major sales on the African continent – to Anglo American Coal’s New Denmark Colliery in South Africa.

2012 West Australian Exporter of the Year
Oct 03

2012 West Australian Exporter of the Year

MineARC is voted the West Australian Exporter of the Year for the second time.

MineARC Chambers Successfully Used in NZ
Sep 03

MineARC Chambers Successfully Used in NZ

A truck fire at Newmont’s Waihi Gold Mine in New Zealand forces 28 miners into MineARC and Shairzal refuge chambers for over seven hours. In a textbook rendition of emergency response procedure, all miners are quickly accounted for and returned to the surface safely after the smoke subsides.

MineARC South America Established
Sep 03

MineARC South America Established

MineARC South America is established in Santiago, Chile, with offices and manufacturing facilities to cater exclusively to the Latin American market.

NZ Explosion Highlights Need for Safe Refuge
Jul 03

NZ Explosion Highlights Need for Safe Refuge

The Pike River explosion in New Zealand claims 29 lives and brings AUS/NZ coal mine safety standards into sharp focus. Unlike other major coal producing countries, the AUS/NZ coal industry rejects ongoing calls to make refuge chambers compulsory. No refuge chambers were deployed at Pike River.

CoalSAFE MA Certified in China
Jun 03

CoalSAFE MA Certified in China

The CoalSAFE is the first refuge chamber model to receive interim MA Centre Certification in China – the compulsory certification for the Chinese coal mining industry

2010 West Australian Exporter of the Year
May 03

2010 West Australian Exporter of the Year

MineARC Systems is voted the West Australian Exporter of the Year by the West Australian Department of Commerce, and is a subsequent finalist in the Australian Exporter of the Year awards. MineARC now exports to over 35 countries on six continents.

Expansion into Petrochemical Industry
Aug 03

Expansion into Petrochemical Industry

MineARC establishes itself in the chemical processing industries (CPI) with custom built ‘safe-havens’ manufactured for Potash Corp in the United States.

International Exports Grow
Jul 30

International Exports Grow

MineARC exports continue to grow; now to operations in over 25 countries worldwide.

BHP Miner Shelters in MineARC Chamber
Jun 11

BHP Miner Shelters in MineARC Chamber

Meanwhile in Australia, BHP miner Jason Rose is rescued after 16 hours inside a MineARC refuge chamber following a rock-fall at the Leinster Nickel Mine in WA.

MSHA ‘Final Rule’ Introduced
May 03

MSHA ‘Final Rule’ Introduced

After two years of lobbying in the US, MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) introduces its nationwide ‘Final Rule’ – Refuge Alternatives in Underground Coal Mines – superseding the WV ruling and imposing far stricter standards on manufacturers, including the mandatory provision of air conditioning for occupants.

First Intrinsically Safe Coal Chamber
Nov 03

First Intrinsically Safe Coal Chamber

Immediately following the introduction of the ‘Miner Act’, a number of sub-standard refuge chambers are sold into coal mines across the US. MineARC deliberately abstains until final development and testing of its patented CoalSAFE model – the world’s first to feature intrinsically safe air conditioning.

MineARC North America Established
Oct 02

MineARC North America Established

MineARC America is established in Dallas, Texas, and immediately begins lobbying industry and regulators alike on the need for higher safety standards in underground mining.

US Coal Mine Disaster Sparks Action
Sep 01

US Coal Mine Disaster Sparks Action

Tragedy in the United States as an explosion at the Sago coal mine in West Virginia claims 13 lives. President George W. Bush signs ‘The Miner Act’ making refuge chambers mandatory in all underground coal mines throughout West Virginia, however it overlooks a number of key safety concerns, including air conditioning.

MineARC Chamber Saves 9 Lives in WA
Oct 03

MineARC Chamber Saves 9 Lives in WA

Nine miners take shelter for four hours inside a MineARC refuge chamber after a truck fire fills St Ives Levian Mine in WA with toxic smoke and gas. The successful rescue of all nine miners provides the perfect justification for proponents of the new Guideline.

WA Guidelines Introduced
Sep 03

WA Guidelines Introduced

A landmark ‘Guideline’ is introduced by the West Australian government outlining best practice refuge chamber manufacture and deployment: “Refuge Chambers in Metalliferous [Hard Rock] Mines”. To this day, MineARC remains the only manufacturer to comply in full with the WA Guideline.

Tunnelling Into New Industries
Sep 03

Tunnelling Into New Industries

MineARC breaks into the tunnelling industry; an industry with similar inherent safety concerns to underground mining. The Dublin Port Project in Ireland is supplied with twin TBM-mounted refuge chambers to safeguard tunnel personnel during the construction phase.

Making Headway Overseas
Sep 03

Making Headway Overseas

MineARC’s first export model is a hard rock mining unit sold to a salt mine in Ireland. Sales of MineARC’s hard rock mine refuge chamber begin to take off as the underground mining industry embraces new levels of safety.

Chamber Manufacturing Begins
Sep 03

Chamber Manufacturing Begins

Noting the general lack of safety inherent in existing models, MineARC begins manufacturing its own refuge chambers for the ‘hard rock’ mining industry.

The World’s First Scrubber
Oct 03

The World’s First Scrubber

MineARC develops the world’s first combined CO/CO2 Scrubbing System for use in underground mine refuge, and begins marketing the unit to existing refuge chamber manufacturers in Australia

MineARC Systems Logo
Sep 03

The Beginning

MineARC Systems is established in Perth, Western Australia, with a view to improve the safe working conditions for all underground personnel.

2018

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC is honoured to be named the 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year, along with category winner for Medium and Making Waves. The award recognises businesses making an impact across Australia.

Release of Satellite UPS System

Uninterruptible Power Supply for refuge chambers

MineARC launches to market the Satellite UPS System; easing the process of replacing refuge chamber batteries underground and ensuring they perform at full capacity for their expected life span. The Satellite UPS also connects to GuardIAN as part of MineARC’s System Intelligence suite

2017

MineARC increases R&D Investment Across the Business

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MineARC repositions itself in the market with a heavy focus on R&D and new technologies. We communicate our Vision Beyond Refuge Chambers to our clients.

2016

Release of System Intelligence

Release of System Intelligence

MineARC releases the Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitor and GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diagnotics System that join CAMS to form the MineARC System Intelligence suite. System Intelligence reduces costs, increases productivity & efficiency during servicing and improves operational safety

2015

2015 ITA Awards Winner

2015 ITA Awards Winner

MineARC picks up it’s second ITA Safety Initiative of the Year Award, this time for the new Compressed Air Management System. The ITA recognises CAMS as an industry leading solution to providing compressed air and maintaining positive pressure within a refuge chamber.

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC announces a company-wide product re brand after 15 years in the industry. The change allows for easier identification of products across MineARC’s expanding range.

Release of CAMS

Release of CAMS

MineARC releases the Compressed Air Management System (CAMS); a ground breaking innovation in refuge chamber technology. The breathable air system is a first for the market, providing a range of features aimed at reducing running costs and improving operational safety during an emergency.

2014

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Nearly 500 miners are trapped 2km underground during a fire at Harmony Gold mine in South Africa. Fortunately, personnel are well trained and move to refuge bays within the mine before being safely rescued. The incident reinforces the importance of refuge chambers in underground mining.

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

The MineARC EnviroLAV wins the 2014 Australian Mine Prospect Awards for Innovation in Mine Safety

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

MineARC takes its first step into above-ground disaster relief; developing the StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter for Australian Iron Ore company, Atlas Iron. The StormSAFE was built to withstand wind speeds in excess of 300km/hr.

2018

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC is honoured to be named the 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year, along with category winner for Medium and Making Waves. The award recognises businesses making an impact across Australia.

Release of Satellite UPS System

Uninterruptible Power Supply for refuge chambers

MineARC launches to market the Satellite UPS System; easing the process of replacing refuge chamber batteries underground and ensuring they perform at full capacity for their expected life span. The Satellite UPS also connects to GuardIAN as part of MineARC’s System Intelligence suite

2017

MineARC increases R&D Investment Across the Business

staff-daragh-quinn

MineARC repositions itself in the market with a heavy focus on R&D and new technologies. We communicate our Vision Beyond Refuge Chambers to our clients.

2016

Release of System Intelligence

Release of System Intelligence

MineARC releases the Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitor and GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diagnotics System that join CAMS to form the MineARC System Intelligence suite. System Intelligence reduces costs, increases productivity & efficiency during servicing and improves operational safety

2015

2015 ITA Awards Winner

2015 ITA Awards Winner

MineARC picks up it’s second ITA Safety Initiative of the Year Award, this time for the new Compressed Air Management System. The ITA recognises CAMS as an industry leading solution to providing compressed air and maintaining positive pressure within a refuge chamber.

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC announces a company-wide product re brand after 15 years in the industry. The change allows for easier identification of products across MineARC’s expanding range.

Release of CAMS

Release of CAMS

MineARC releases the Compressed Air Management System (CAMS); a ground breaking innovation in refuge chamber technology. The breathable air system is a first for the market, providing a range of features aimed at reducing running costs and improving operational safety during an emergency.

2014

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Nearly 500 miners are trapped 2km underground during a fire at Harmony Gold mine in South Africa. Fortunately, personnel are well trained and move to refuge bays within the mine before being safely rescued. The incident reinforces the importance of refuge chambers in underground mining.

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

The MineARC EnviroLAV wins the 2014 Australian Mine Prospect Awards for Innovation in Mine Safety

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

MineARC takes its first step into above-ground disaster relief; developing the StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter for Australian Iron Ore company, Atlas Iron. The StormSAFE was built to withstand wind speeds in excess of 300km/hr.

MineARC repositions itself in the market with a heavy focus on R&D and new technologies. We communicate our Vision Beyond Refuge Chambers to our clients.
2018

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC Wins 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year

MineARC is honoured to be named the 2018 WA Telstra Business of the Year, along with category winner for Medium and Making Waves. The award recognises businesses making an impact across Australia.

Release of Satellite UPS System

Uninterruptible Power Supply for refuge chambers

MineARC launches to market the Satellite UPS System; easing the process of replacing refuge chamber batteries underground and ensuring they perform at full capacity for their expected life span. The Satellite UPS also connects to GuardIAN as part of MineARC’s System Intelligence suite

2017

MineARC increases R&D Investment Across the Business

staff-daragh-quinn

MineARC repositions itself in the market with a heavy focus on R&D and new technologies. We communicate our Vision Beyond Refuge Chambers to our clients.

2016

Release of System Intelligence

Release of System Intelligence

MineARC releases the Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitor and GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diagnotics System that join CAMS to form the MineARC System Intelligence suite. System Intelligence reduces costs, increases productivity & efficiency during servicing and improves operational safety

2015

2015 ITA Awards Winner

2015 ITA Awards Winner

MineARC picks up it’s second ITA Safety Initiative of the Year Award, this time for the new Compressed Air Management System. The ITA recognises CAMS as an industry leading solution to providing compressed air and maintaining positive pressure within a refuge chamber.

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC Product Rebrand

MineARC announces a company-wide product re brand after 15 years in the industry. The change allows for easier identification of products across MineARC’s expanding range.

Release of CAMS

Release of CAMS

MineARC releases the Compressed Air Management System (CAMS); a ground breaking innovation in refuge chamber technology. The breathable air system is a first for the market, providing a range of features aimed at reducing running costs and improving operational safety during an emergency.

2014

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Miners Escape Underground Fire in Africa

Nearly 500 miners are trapped 2km underground during a fire at Harmony Gold mine in South Africa. Fortunately, personnel are well trained and move to refuge bays within the mine before being safely rescued. The incident reinforces the importance of refuge chambers in underground mining.

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

2014 Australian Mine Prospect Award Winner

The MineARC EnviroLAV wins the 2014 Australian Mine Prospect Awards for Innovation in Mine Safety

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

First StormSAFE Developed for Atlas Iron

MineARC takes its first step into above-ground disaster relief; developing the StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter for Australian Iron Ore company, Atlas Iron. The StormSAFE was built to withstand wind speeds in excess of 300km/hr.