We recently spoke to Cristel Corimayhua Cruz, Training and Support Supervisor for MineARC Systems in Peru. Cristel has been part of the MineARC team for over a decade and spends much of her time travelling to sites across South America to conduct refuge chamber servicing and product training. She has watched the mining industry change
Tag: Opinion Piece
Underground and above-ground mine refuge chamber duration should be determined on a risk-based approach. How long a mining shelter…
Chemical refuge chamber or safe haven duration should be determined on a risk-based approach. How long a petrochemical shelter operates…
Kristy Christensen, Director and Female Inclusion Expert for Shesfreetobe Ltd, and Senior Mining Engineer. From rock collector to renowned expert, Kristy Christensen has been shaped and strengthened by the earth around her. She possesses a wealth of knowledge as a technical and operations leader with experience in geology, geotechnical engineering, gas drainage, and mining engineering across
Understanding how extreme weather is impacting the feasibility of greenhouses for agricultural research.
So, how will safety change as the mining industry dives into its technology-fueled future? While we cannot predict where we will be…
The South African coal mining industry is rapidly falling behind in good safety practices.
In comparison to metal mines, the need for a coal mine refuge chamber has long been debated. Coal mines have significant quantities of fuel that can burn for days, so perhaps the rescue and evacuation strategies should be different.
Guidelines for refuge chambers are present in South Africa. However, they are vague and lack vital standards for adequate life support systems.
Turkey’s mining industry should look at the events that followed the Sago coal mine disaster before hastily implementing refuge chamber policy.