Life Support Systems

AirMAX Life Support

The AirMAX Life Support System design is for non-built-for-purpose buildings that do not meet acceptable leak tightness for shelter-in-place. With ventilation shut down, a typical building can have up to five air changes per hour or higher depending on wind speed. Door operation as people enter can potentially bring additional contaminants from outside the shelter. As contaminated air infiltrates a building, the level of protection provided to the occupants diminished with time.

A safer and more economical alternative is to seal smaller existing rooms with a larger building. There are cost-effective means to create a “very tight” room (<0.04CFM per square foot of floor space) within a 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.

AirBANK Pressure System

MineARC’s AirBANK Pressure System offers a simple modular solution; ensuring occupants remain safe inside of a designated shelter-in-place for a specified duration. A critical requirement for any shelter-in-place location is maintaining internal positive pressure in order to prevent the ingress of toxic gases resulting from an accidental release.

AirGEN Scrubbing System

The AirGEN Scrubbing System is a standalone air regenerative system that ‘scrubs’ the air inside enclosed spaces – removing harmful gases such as CO (carbon monoxide) and CO2 (carbon dioxide) – a vital requirement for any sealed environment sheltering human life for an extended period of time.

Only a shelter that is 100% sealed from the external environment, guarantees safety from the ingress of smoke and other harmful toxins. Both carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) can become lethal in high concentrations. This valuable life-saving equipment has been designed to operate standalone in any refuge chamber, safe haven, bomb shelter or survival shelter.

Shelter-in-Place 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.