ChemSAFE Sealed Rooms
Intended for petrochemical facilities that do not have the physical space for a portable Safe Haven; ChemSAFE Sealed Rooms provide a convenient means of protecting personnel from a toxic gas release.
These modular constructed shelters are designed to have minimal air changes per hour (ACH). The incorporation of life support systems such as the MineARC AirGEN and AirMAX ensures occupants remain safe for the entire duration of the petrochemical emergency.
- Customized modular construction
- ACH < 0.1
- 3” fiberglass reinforced plastic covered gypsum on exterior and interior with a polystyrene center
- Electrical package consisting of lights and outlets
- Integrated MineARC life support options
Understanding the present leak rate can determine the best course of action moving forward. Allowing you to explore your available options; whether remediation and structural works to seal off the space or where
a building is concluded to be impractical to convert, provide external safe rooms.
MineARC Systems have the testing ability in-house that allows us to establish baseline integrity readings and provide a greater indication of your current level of protection against ingress.
Our integrity testing system is engineered to be portable and able to travel to individual sites for verification and auditing purposes and is ideal for generating an accurate baseline position for risk assessment.
Contact MineARC to have your site tested.
- Identify leaks within a SIP
- Establish an airtight environment
- Risk assessment & management
- Reach required ACH (air changes per hour)
- Full service capability
There are cost-effective means to create a “very tight” room (<0.04CFM per square foot of floor space) within a petrochemical facility building by using specifically designed components such as clean room ceiling tiles, sealing doors, and vestibules. These tightly sealed rooms, however, cannot be occupied for long periods without the risk of occupants producing a high level of carbon dioxide and dangerously reducing oxygen levels.
The MineARC AirMAX Life Support System combines two critical life support features. A Positive Pressure Maintenance System (PPMS) to keep toxic and hazardous gases out, and a supplemental oxygen delivery system to replenish the air. Optional Aura-FX Gas Monitoring ensures that external contaminants cannot enter the sealed room, while alerting users to changes in gas levels.
- Mobile design for easy relocation
- Oxygen and compressed air cylinder storage
- Oxygen Delivery System
- Positive Pressure Maintenance System (>0.14psi)
- 120/240V electrical connection
- Optional Aura-FX Gas Monitoring (NH3, CL etc.)
- Occupancy: <50 Person
- Duration: >4 Hours
- Voltage: 120V or 240V
- Depth: 36.25in (0.92m)
- Width: 25.25in (0.62m)
- Height: 76in (1.93m)
- Weight (Est.): 1,100lbs (500kg)
AirBANK provides rapid pressurization, which is activated and maintained using the AirBANK CONTROL via a simple HMI touch screen. MineARC’s integrated Aura-FX Gas Monitor ensures breathable air remains within acceptable limits. Alternatively, ChemSAFE Sealed Rooms can be fitted with supplementary oxygen and carbon dioxide scrubbing systems.
The AirBANK Pressure System is designed to store 11 4,500psi or 6,000psi cylinders, and allows any number of cylinder racks to be daisy-chained as required. Each rack is leak protected by a check valve and electric solenoid, and features a panel mounted gauge to display the high and low pressure level of the unit.
> Stainless steel components throughout
> 1822.45mm / 71-3/4” x 1016mm / 40” x 812.8mm / 32”
> 907kg / 4,000lbs
The remote activated AirBANK CONTROL is designed to maintain a life sustaining environment via a differential pressure device. Contained in a wall mounted NEMA-Rated enclosure, the unit features an HMI screen that monitors cylinder pressure levels; alarming when levels fall below the acceptable limit.
AirBANK CONTROL features an active by-pass of the system if internal gas levels are not within breathable air limits. The Aura-FX monitors and displays gas levels in real-time, including site-specific toxic gases if necessary.
> Regulated and silenced compressed air output.
> UPS battery backup for power loss.
> 120 or 240V input.
> 400mm / 15.75” x 500mm / 16.69” x 200mm / 7.87”
> 11.3kg / 25lbs
Humans consume oxygen and expire carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of normal respiration. In high enough concentrations, CO2 can cause serious injury, leading to a loss of consciousness and eventually death. Removal of CO2 is therefore a vital necessity for any shelter-in-place location, especially where CO2 concentrations exceed one percent over the entrapment duration.
The AirGEN is simple to operate with only a single switch and is powered from its own internal battery supply.
The MineARC AirGEN is compact in size, stores for extended periods, and is easy to operate.
The addition of a scrubbing system permits a shelter that is ventilated from the outside to be converted to a fully isolated environment, protected from external hazards.
> Simple single switch operation
> Easy fitment of chemical cartridges
> 476mm / 18.75” x 349mm / 13.75” x 570mm / 22.6”
> 41kg / 90lbs
The Aura-RT audible alarms use voice guidance to direct workers of the necessary actions they should take during an emergency. The GuardIAN interface and visual alarms can be custom-configured to assist workers in navigating to the nearest safe haven through displayed graphics or directional lighting to reduce hesitation and confusion in an emergency.
> NEMA 4X
> Multi-Gas Sensing; O2, CO, NO, NO2
> On-screen gas level monitoring
> On-screen alarm and pre-alarm status
> Alarm-indicating enclosure back-lighting
The speaker and strobe combination is driven by built-in Aura-RT alarm outputs to provide clear indications during alarm and pre-alarm states. During alarm, the speaker will use voice prompts to announce the alarm and give instruction to those affected. Voice commands can be customized to suit site requirements.
> Remote mounting for best line-of-sight and audible placement near workers
> Audible alarms – Pre-alarm tone and voice-command alarm prompts
> 360° alarm strobe
The GuardIAN-Remote enables real-time monitoring that continuously displays gas and alarm status as reported by the Aura-RT. By utilizing the GuardIAN network, each GuardIAN-Remote display has access to information from all connected devices, including Aura-RT Remotes from differnt locations in the mine. The GuardIAN-Remote will provide confidence that the designated areas of interest are monitored and ready at all times.
> NEMA 4X
> 15” Rugged HMI with MineARC GuardIAN Interface
> 4-hour battery backup supporting Aura-RT Remote, HMI, and Speaker/Strobe
> Alarm-indicating enclosure back-lighting
> Information access to other monitoring locations on GuardIAN Network