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MineARC Systems, Discovering New Technologies

MineARC Systems is the global leader in controlled environments and safety technologies for the underground mining, tunnelling, chemical processing, disaster relief and biotechnology industries. We specialise in the manufacture and supply of emergency refuge chambers, safe havens, disaster shelters and grow chambers, as well as a range of remote monitoring, tracking and communications technologies that allow full integration in heavy industrial applications.

With 20 years' experience in the field, our dedication to ongoing research and development has kept us at the forefront of controlled environment and safe refuge technology. MineARC Refuge Chambers have been used successfully around the world in multiple mining and tunnelling emergencies to save lives.

With a strategic focus on client support, MineARC has offices and manufacturing facilities in Australia, South Africa, Chile, China, Europe and the United States, as well as a strong distribution network worldwide. MineARC is able to provide clients with 24-hour global support on custom design projects, commissioning and servicing.

MineARC Systems engineer, manufacture and supply industrial equipment to operations in over 60 countries. All MineARC Chambers comply with the highest international regulations and recognised ‘world’s best practice’ industry guidelines. Ensuring the highest quality control specifications are met, MineARC is the only manufacturer of refuge chambers and safe havens worldwide with an ISO: 9001 quality rating.

Industries supported by MineARC Systems

Hard Rock Mining

MineSAFE Refuge Chambers provide a safe and secure 'go-to' area for underground hard rock or metalliferous mine site personnel; safeguarding from dangerous and toxic incidents.

Petrochemical

ChemSAFE Safe Havens and Shelter-in-Place solutions can achieve up to 0% ACH; providing safe emergency refuge at petrochemical facilities in the event of a blast or toxic gas leak.

Tunnelling

TunnelSAFE Refuge Chambers form an integral part of an underground tunnelling project’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP), providing safe refuge for personnel during the construction phase and beyond.

Coal Mining

CoalSAFE Refuge Chambers collectively provide a safe network of intrinsically safe areas for underground coal mine sites, protecting personnel from all common coal mine site incidents.

Disaster Relief 

StormSAFE Shelters are engineered to withstand extreme wind speeds and severe weather conditions, allowing personnel to remain on-site safely during a natural emergency.

Biotechnology

Biora Growth Chambers are digitally monitored environmental controlled walk-in and reach-in rooms, suitable for all plant science and agricultural biotechnology applications.

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MineARC Systems Services and Capabilities

Engineering

With a global engineering team on side, MineARC Systems have the ability to customise any product to suit the technical requirements of each project. Clients can rely on our in-house expertise in mechanical, electrical and software engineering, as well as our industry experience to deliver innovative solutions.

Research & Development

MineARC set the benchmark in new technologies. We aspire to be at the forefront of innovation and R&D; in a bid to improve production efficiencies, save our clients money, and most importantly – ensure all personnel return home. Ongoing research and development ensure the needs of clients and the industry are met.

Client Support

A comprehensive client support system is built to support the critical nature of regular chamber maintenance. Our global service team offer a range of options to ensure your capital investment is kept in optimal condition; including technical support, upgrades, free annual audits and a dedicated training centre.

How We've Been Recognised

2018 Telstra WA Business of the Year

WA Awards

Winner of the 2010, 2012 & 2013 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards

WA Awards

Winner of the 2015 ITA Tunnelling Awards

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Winner of the 2014 Australian Mining Prospect Awards

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Winner of the 2013 ITA Tunnelling Awards

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Testimonials

[SiriUS-LUX] is a great light and works well under all conditions. The broader beam is great for fitters and electricians that work up close to equipment [and] the turbo mode lit the world on fire! Easy to like and endorse, I will keep recommending it to miners all over the world.

Sean Blanchette – Surveyor

MineARC has been a great asset to PMC. They have provided technical expertise on the maintenance of our Refuge Chambers, proactively recommended and implemented improvements in areas that add value and have provided real backup on spare parts. A pleasure to work with and always accommodating, their staff is very personable and they handle all my Refuge Chamber needs.

Jonas Ndlovu Mine Captain, Palabora Mining Company (PMC)

MineARC’s capacity to meet client specifications through customisation has aided in the development of a remote operating centre for Anglo American’s Grosvenor Metallurgical Coal Mine in Queensland, Australia.

Grosvenor Metallurgical Coal Mine Queensland, Australia

The MineARC team, from initial concept discussions through to handover on site, provided a professional service. The StormSAFE shelter met all of our technical criteria and the internal fit out provides total flexibility for seating arrangements within the two centre modules.

Trevor Beattie Capital Works Manager, Atlas Iron

MineARC has made a significant impact to safety standards at the Lyon-Turin Tunnelling Project. Since February 2015, MineARC has commissioned 4 chambers onsite, including a custom TunnelSAFE MSV Refuge Chamber designed to fit 30 standing.

Lyon-Turin Tunnelling Project

PetroChina selected MineARC as their manufacturing partner, due to MineARC’s strong reputation within the petrochemical industry. The MineARC ChemSAFE offers the most advanced technology in safe-refuge and will greatly aid our emergency response in case of an emergency.

Mr Zang PetroChina Oil and Gasfield Southwest Company

We [have] partnered with MineARC Systems, the leading worldwide supplier of mine refuge chambers; bringing the best in mine rescue technology to Newmont’s underground operations.

Newmont Mining Corporation Newmont 'Our Voice', 3rd June 2016

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