There are several differences in fresh air base and permanent shelter designs, impacting their emergency use suitability. Some critical variations include gas monitoring, multiple air supplies, cooling and a sealed environment. These differences have and will impact personnel well-being.
Tag: Refuge Chamber Equipment
Transporting and manoeuvring a refuge chamber can be a rather technical task, especially when considering the size and weight of a refuge chamber – not to mention the confines of mine declines and haulages. In this article, we’ll discuss the various options MineARC offers to suit various transportation and mine practicalities.
Why would you need an airlock or vestibule? This MineARC Tech Topic details various options and explains the value of adding an additional layer of protection to your refuge.
One of the biggest questions we get once a chamber has been bought, is “what happens now?”. Once a chamber has been purchased and delivered to site, it needs to be put through the commissioning process.
When a refuge chamber scrubber is on, it does produce noise. This noise comes from a fan inside the unit that draws air in and pushes it out.
Refuge Chambers and Fresh Air Bases (FAB) are two types of shelters used in underground mines, particularly during emergencies.
Consider if you work at a facility that uses chemicals or are within an area that transports them. Is it viable for you to evacuate the area safely and…
Learn the basics of the MineSAFE Standard Design Refuge Chamber.
In this video, you’ll learn about underground mine refuge chambers, standard components and parts, signage, and the basics of a sealed environment.
A refuge chamber has two critical systems that work together to prevent gases from getting inside and support an airtight environment…
What is a scrubbing system and how does it work? A refuge chamber scrubber uses chemical reactions to remove contaminants from the air within a sealed environment.