Fixed Refuge Chamber Brings Safety To Mexican Mining

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Industrial Minera Mexico, through permanent refuge chambers brings safety to Mexican mining operations.
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Industrial Minera Mexico, through a permanent refuge chamber, brings safety to Mexican mining operations. The company sought to offer its workers a secure area that would improve operations safety in its mines. MineARC’s regional manager, Tobias Sainz, approached them and offered a solution that met all their requirements.

The ideal solution for Grupo Mexico was the installation of a Permanent Refuge Chamber. The refuge chamber was designed for an occupancy of 20 persons and with 96 hours of autonomy, meeting STPS023 Mexican Standard and International Standards.

In December 2014, a team of MineARC Engineers and Service Technicians travelled to Parral, Chihuahua, to install the permanent refuge chamber. The team completed the install in four days, and the hermetic seal and autonomy testing was finalised. Staff training also took place during this visit, coordinated by engineer Manual Mata, Safety Manager for Industrial Minera Mexico.

The permanent refuge chamber is currently operating and fully functioning at the Parral site. MineARC appreciates the facilitations granted during the installation and looks forward to supporting Grupo Mexico in the future.

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