An internal Positive Pressure System for Shelter-in-Place (SIP) locations is critical in preventing toxic gases’ ingress.
The AirBANK Pressure System was developed with simple operation in mind, allowing personnel to use it effectively during an emergency.
In a chemical release, personnel can use the AirBANK to maintain positive pressure inside the SIP efficiently. Installation of the industry-designed pressures system is at various petrochemical facilities across the United States, Australia and India.
Maintaining Positive Pressure in a SIP
The AirBANK provides rapid pressurisation, conveniently activated and maintained using the AirBANK Control’s simple one-touch HMI touch-screen. Equipped with a bypass feature, the AirBANK Control automatically detects if the internal levels are not within breathable air limits, assuring personnel they are in a safe environment.
Air leakage testing and sealing are critical in determining the condition for a potential shelter-in-place.
MineARC, worked alongside High Performance Building Solutions, to identify the best solutions for customers. Also ensuring they comply with the highest standards of safety.
Monitoring Gas Levels in SIPs
Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitor has been integrated into the AirBANK, helping maintain the shelter’s gas levels within a specified range. The Aura-FX monitors and displays gas levels in real-time, including site-specific toxic gases as required. Aura-FX also includes customisable voice-activated commands to direct users to perform specific tasks within the shelter.
Industry Applications of SIP Positive Pressure Systems
MineARC worked alongside a major power supplier in the Carolinas by providing 14 AirBANK Systems for five different Shelter-in-Place locations.
A thorough evaluation was undertaken, including room leakage tests. MineARC engineers determined the AirBANK to be the right solution for the sites’ emergency preparedness.
Each AirBANK Control includes a UPS battery backup if primary power fails, a standard feature for the AirBANK.
The AirBANK Cylinder Rack is designed to store up to 11 high-pressure breathable air cylinders and allows any number of cylinder racks to be daisy-chained as required. The units installed detect ammonia. However, sites can tailor the AirBANK Control to detect and monitor any toxic gas.
By utilising the latest technology, MineARC continues to develop products that go beyond meeting industry requirements for life-saving scenarios. MineARC understands the importance of employee safety; products like the AirBANK Pressure System help fulfil the conditions necessary for the best outcome in case of an emergency.
MineARC Systems provide safe haven equipment to multiple companies worldwide, including Yara Fertilisers, Nutrien, INVISTA, Chemours, Duke Energy, BP Castrol, IOWA Fertilizer and many other petrochemical customers.