Petrochemical and Chemical Processing Safety Solutions​

MineARC has been providing ChemSAFE Safe Haven and Shelter-in-Place solutions to the petrochemical, refining and power generation industries for almost 10 years. We understand that emergency response requirements differ greatly between sites, depending on their processing conditions, the location of personnel and dangerous goods inventory. MineARC has a team of experienced engineers and industry professionals to assist in the consultation and design process; resulting in a safe haven solution to best suit each individual petrochemical facility.

Our ChemSAFE solutions offer a safe and secure ‘go-to’ area for multiple personnel in the event of a toxic chemical release, fire, explosion or other hazardous emergency response scenarios. The range includes fully transportable Safe Havens as well as ‘Shelter-in-Place’ Room Conversions and Sealed Rooms with purpose-built life support systems.

ChemSAFE Haven building at a petrochemical facility.

MineARC is contractor management certified with Browz, Avetta and ISNetworld, which connects qualified contractors, organisations and suppliers with expert solutions. 

Transportable ChemSAFE Safe Havens​

ChemSAFE Safe Havens provide a unique and cost-effective alternative to shelter-in-place; allowing flexibility as site requirements shift over time. Our Safe Havens are meticulously engineered to ensure complete protection from the outside environment, including a robust shell with up to 12psi blast rating, a fully pressurised vestibule, and 0% ACH (External Air Change per Hour).

The ChemSAFE Safe Haven boasts a range of unique life-support features that have been engineered specifically for sustaining life in an enclosed environment. Systems include; a proprietary CO2 ‘scrubbing’ system with digital control and voice prompts, breathable oxygen supply, air conditioning, an advanced digital gas monitoring system, and UPS battery backup.

GuardIAN Intelligence Network​

In response to industry requirements, the GuardIAN Intelligence Network has been designed to improve personnel safety, increase productivity and provide greater cost efficiencies to sites globally.

It has been engineered to provide site-wide integration; allowing real-time monitoring of the environment, site assets, and personnel via any PC, tablet or mobile device.

GuardIAN encompasses a range of products that can be implemented singularly or collectively to improve safety standards on-site, including gas monitoring, smart lighting, personnel tracking and safe haven monitoring.


Air Quality Management ​

Air quality management products by MineARC Systems are designed to create safe, breathable air for personnel sheltering in an enclosed space.

During entrapment, carbon dioxide is expired by the occupants as part of their normal breathing activity. Carbon monoxide and other toxic gases can also enter the main chamber via the compressed air intake (if it becomes compromised), and as occupants enter and/or exit the main chamber entrance.

Integrity Testing​

Integrity testing can identify leaks within a room before converting the area into a sealed, Shelter-in-Place (SIP). Buildings are typically constructed to provide natural or forced ventilation to allow permanent occupancy. Structural features such as large exposed windows and surfaces present challenges for ensuring protection during a blast event and subsequent chemical release.

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.

Pressure and Blast Testing​

In highly explosive environments, refuge chambers can be adapted to withstand specific overpressure measured in psi (pounds per square inch). A safe havens resistance to explosions can be determined through pressure testing.

MineARC has the engineering capabilities to perform in-house blast analysis calculations on all refuge chambers and safe havens. Also, third-party testing can be executed by professional structural engineers at an additional cost.

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