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.
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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.
Janny Huang, who has been with MineArc for over a decade, shares her journey and insights towards the progress of women’s roles in the industry.
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.
A retelling of the Pasminco underground mine fire and the true experience of workers before refuge chambers became compulsory.
Supporting the next generation of mining and safety leaders through the South Dakota Mines Mine Rescue Team Scholarship, 2021.
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…
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
After an explosion, the sudden release of energy results in a blast wave… generally measured in overpressure…Chemical shelters…