Chamber for High Seam Mines - CoalSAFE IHS Design
The CoalSAFE International High Seam (IHS) Refuge Chamber has been designed in consultation with the world’s leading coal mining companies and regional mining authorities to best suit the underground coal mining environment. Refined over a number of years, the CoalSAFE IHS Refuge Chamber’s intrinsically safe (IS) design provides coal mining personnel with optimum safety features, functionality and performance.
The CoalSAFE International High Seam Refuge Chamber features an innovative, intrinsically safe life-support system that is unique to MineARC Systems; providing both powerless CO/CO2 scrubbing and airconditioning. Utilising a sequential operating procedure, the intrinsically safe system can be activated in less than 60 seconds during a coal mining emergency.
The CoalSAFE International High Seam Refuge Chamber can be custom designed to client specifications, but typically features 12, 16 and 20 person configurations. Special transport configurations include narrow builds specifically tailored for shaft mines or modular builds, allowing a complete refuge chamber to be split into smaller sections before being transported and then reassembled underground.
Chamber for High Seam Mines – Virtual Tour
|Name||Capacity *||Intrinsically Safe System **||MSHA Compliant ***||48hr Duration||96hr Duration||5psi Blast Resistance||15psi Blast Resistance||Low Seam Construction||High Seam Construction|
- * Capacity Every safe haven is built with a certain rated occupancy in mind. The life support systems are designed to safely house this number of people for the designated duration..
- ** Intrinsically Safe System CoalSAFE Refuge Chambers do not require any electrical power to operate..
- *** MSHA Compliant Certain CoalSAFE models are approved in the United States by the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training and are built to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) federal regulations '30 CFR Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines'.
Remote Operating Control Room – CoalSAFE RocROOM MineARC’s RocROOM (Remote Operating Control Room) is an underground safe area used as a collaborative environment for managing and monitoring the day to day operation of equipment and production activities. It is the hub for the collection of data and information necessary to sustain operations and help staff
Coal-Spec Toilet – EnviroLAV Coal-Spec Toilets from the EnviroLAV range are the latest innovation in self-contained, portable toilet systems – ideal for the use in coal mining due to an intrinsically safe design. Designed to be simple to operate and maintain, the EnviroLAV Coal-Spec is a semi-permanent structure that can be used wherever there is
Airlocks and Vestibules Airlocks and Vestibules by MineARC are designed to act as a secure staging area between the safety of the refuge shelter and the outside environment; significantly reducing the threat of contaminants being brought into the refuge chamber on entry during an underground mine emergency. MineARC offers a range of internal and external