Refuge Chamber Options & Upgrades​

GuardIAN Chamber Monitoring​

GuardIAN Chamber Monitoring enables real-time diagnostics and reporting; providing confidence that an operation’s fleet of refuge chambers are emergency ready at all times.

  • Simple plug and play installation
  • Real-time diagnostics and monitoring
  • Compatible with any computer, tablet, phone

Satellite UPS System​

The Satellite UPS System has been designed to provide a solution to manual handling injuries and to ensure batteries perform at full capacity for their expected life span.

  • Safer battery handling during replacement
  • Battery charge balancing & temp control
  • Real-time, remote monitoring of each battery

Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitoring​

A proprietary fixed gas monitoring unit for refuge chambers, with the ability to individually monitor anywhere up to 11 gases via a series of user-friendly, digital screens.

  • Monitors up to 11 gases
  • Audible voice prompts and alerts
  • Provides real-time data via GuardIAN

High Heat Chamber Upgrades

Select from a series of chamber upgrades to suit hazardous and high-heat underground mining  or tunnelling environments. Upgrades offer extended protection from high heat and blast effects.

  • 60 degree air-conditioning
  • Insulation panels
  • Battery upgrade – up to 48 hours

Blast Rating Upgrades

MineARC can provide structural additions to a refuge chamber or safe haven in order to provide an increased overall blast rating or protection for susceptible components.

  • Overall blast rating upgrades
  • Blast protection for susceptible components
  • Third party verification optional

Airlocks & Vestibules​

Airlocks and vestibules are designed to act as a staging area between the enclosed protection of the chamber and the outside environment. Integrated and bolt-on options available.

  • Provides a seamless entry way 
  • Can be custom-made to measure
  • Optional door activation locking system


The Compressed Air Management System (CAMS) is a breathable air system that will reduce running costs and improving operational safety during an emergency.

  • Flood Protection to prevent water ingress
  • Air toxicity monitoring & emergency shut off 
  • Optimisation of mine air usage 

Pressure Management Systems​

MineARC pressure maintenance systems are designed to help maintain a safe, breathable atmosphere and positive pressure within the refuge chamber. 

  • PASS prevents infiltration of contaminants 
  • PPMS maintains a positive internal pressure
  • Can suit various internal volumes & durations

Transportation Upgrades

Transportation upgrades to assist in the manoeuvrability of refuge chambers around site. Options include a Scoop (or ‘Bogger’) Frame and an IT Hitch.

  • Available in 4 or 6 person chambers
  • Adds another element of manoeuvrability 
  • Structural reinforcements included