A retelling of the Pasminco underground mine fire and the true experience of workers before refuge chambers became compulsory.
Tag: Refuge Chamber Policy
Refuge Chambers and Fresh Air Bases (FAB) are two types of shelters used in underground mines, particularly during emergencies.
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
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…
A refuge chamber that doesn’t meet standard requirements cannot safeguard against an emergency. Lower quality, or unmaintained chambers, put people at risk.
Oxygen candles are used as a backup source of breathable air in an emergency. The on-demand source is used in aeroplanes, refuge chambers, …
Psychological stresses can impact decision making as well as physical state and behaviour when inside a refuge chamber.
Refuge Chambers, like all valued assets, require service and maintenance, without regular checks, the value of machinery rapidly declines.
Understanding what it feels like to be inside a refuge chamber can improve the response of entrapped personnel.