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.

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Comparison Table

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'.

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