MINEARC’S ENVIROLAV IMPROVES HYGIENE FOR QUEENSLAND COAL MINE
27th April 2017
Written by Evan Morch, Business Development Manager
An underground coal mine in Queensland, Australia has recently purchased four MineARC Coal Spec EnviroLAV Toilets. The mine site, currently in expansion, traditionally had limited toilet facilities underground and saw the advantages of the advanced waste management system to improve onsite hygiene and overall productivity.
Each MineARC Coal Spec EnviroLAV is designed to be intrinsically safe for coal mining applications; featuring a pneumatic operating system that simply requires connection to compressed air. The units were each fitted with Queensland Development Code (QDC) approved attachments to suit the mine’s requirements. The standard 1.7m2 footprint and 2.28m height is convenient for the low seam coal mine environment, so too is the solid steel, corrosion resistant and highly portable structure.
The client was impressed by the simplicity in operation and maintenance of the self-contained and environmentally friendly toilet system, as well as the ability to offer full privacy to on site personnel. Another advantage of the system is the integrated miniature biological waste treatment tank which requires emptying just once every 12 months, based on standard usage.
Shortly after receiving the units, a MineARC representative attended the mine site to ensure full commissioning and training was undertaken. Time was spent making sure the client was skilled up in the toilets’ operational features and service requirements; ensuring that the client’s new assets were rolled out optimally and ready for use.