Hard Rock
Mining

MineARC MineSAFE

Emergency refuge forms an integral part of an underground mine’s wider Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Fires, explosions, rock-falls, flooding and the release of smoke and other forms of toxic gas are the types of incidents that occur all too frequently, despite the high levels of planning and the safety precautions in place. In these types of emergencies, when evacuation is no-longer safe or practical, emergency refuge is designed to provide a safe and secure ‘go-to’ area for personnel to gather and await extraction.
 
  
Helping safeguard miners in over 40 countries, across six continents, the MineARC MineSAFE series is the world’s most trusted refuge chamber in metal (hard rock) and non-metal mines.

 


 

MineARC Training Chambers feature all of the major life-supporting features of a standard refuge chamber, including a scrubbing system, external mine air filter kit, battery bank and internal/external lighting and sirens. This allows sites to conduct comprehensive training in both the service and operation of all the vital componentry of a real-life MineARC Refuge Chamber.

 

FEATURES

  • Aura-FX Fixed Gas Monitoring
  • Refuge chamber control and scrubbing system (Series IV, Series III or ELVP)
  • Chemical cartridge simulation props
  • External mine air filter kit
  • Oxygen candle (Standard Design models only)
  • Air conditioning and dehumidifying system
  • Four-battery bank to power control system
  • Internal lighting
  • External warning siren and strobe lights
  • Communications system
  • 4-person seating
  • Training manuals and video
MineSAFE CD ELVP Training Chamber
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MineSAFE SD SIV Training Chamber

MINESAFE SD-SIV TRAINING CHAMBER

 

The MineSAFE SD-SIV Training Chamber is engineered based on the MineARC’s Standard Design refuge model and features the flagship Series IV controller and scrubbing system; the most advanced safe-refuge technology in the world. The system features improvements on the older Series III model, including:

  • i.V.A.N (Intelligent Voice Audio Navigation); an on-board navigation assistant that guides occupants through operational procedures
  • MARCISORB pre-packaged chemical cartridges
  • Improved data logging capabilities

The Series IV Scrubber is also a feature of the ChemSAFE Standard Design chamber.

The SD-SIV chamber also features the new Compressed Air Management System (CAMS), MineARC’s latest innovation in providing external, breathable air to the refuge chamber.

 

MineSAFE CD ELVP Training Chamber

MINESAFE CD-ELVP TRAINING CHAMBER

 

The MineSAFE CD-ELVP Training Chamber is engineered based on MineARC’s Compact Design refuge model and features an ELVP (extra-low-voltage-portable) control system.

The extra low voltage scrubber is also a feature of the TunnelSAFE range.

The CD-ELVP chamber also features the new Compressed Air Management System (CAMS), MineARC’s latest innovation in providing external, breathable air to the refuge chamber.

 

MineSAFE SD SIII Training Chamber

MINESAFE SD-SIII TRAINING CHAMBER

The MineSAFE SD-SIII Training Chamber is engineered based on the Series III refuge chamber model, which was on the market between the years of 2009 and 2013. The chamber features the Series III electrical control system and free-pour scrubber chemicals, which are no longer offered by MineARC Systems but are still supported and in use by many sites across the globe.

The SD-SIII chamber also features the original MineARC three-stage mine air filter pack; a method of providing external breathable air to the refuge chamber prior to the introduction of CAMS.

 

 

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  • MineSAFE Standard Design

    MineARC MineSAFE Standard Design

    In consultation with the world’s leading mining companies and regional mining authorities, the MineARC MineSAFE has been continuously re-engineered and refined to create a safe-refuge solution that is fully integrated with today’s modern underground mining environment.
     
    Now in its fourth series, the MineSAFE Standard Design (SD) Refuge Chamber provides miners with optimum safety features, functionality and performance.
     
    Standard configurations are available based on occupancy – from 8 to 30 people – with each model engineered for maximum durability and manoeuvrability, both above and below ground. – More information

  • MineSAFE Essential Design

    The MineSAFE Essential Design (ED) provides the most cost effective alternative to MineARC’s flagship Standard Design refuge chamber. The ED chamber offers all of the critical features required to sustain life during an emergency whilst maintaining the quality of a MineARC engineered
    refuge chamber.
     
    The Essential Design is designed specifically to accommodate tight mining confines such as shaft mines, while still providing ample internal space for a range of occupancies – from 8 to 26 people. The chamber’s narrow design makes it easy to manoeuvre and position around site. – More information

  • MineSAFE Narrow Design

    The MineSAFE Narrow Design (ND) features a slimmer shell, designed specifically to accommodate tight hard rock mining confines such as shaft mines, while still providing ample internal space for a range of occupancies – from 8 to 26 people.
     
    The chamber’s portable design makes it easy to manoeuvre and position around site. – More information

  • MineSAFE Compact Design

    The MineSAFE Compact Design (CD) is designed specifically for tight mining confines, such as single-entry development headings. This small, compact, ultra-portable refuge chamber is easy to manoeuvre and position around site.
     
    The Compact Design is designed for optimum autonomy. The chamber’s ‘extra-low-voltage’ control system means it can sit stand-alone for extended periods without requiring connection to mains (mine) power (around 6 weeks). – More information

  • MineSAFE Modular Design

    The MineSAFE Modular Design range is engineered specifically to accommodate tight underground confines and mines with restricted access, while still providing sufficient internal space to comply with international best practice guidelines. The range is designed to be easily manoeuverable around sharp corners and within tight mine shafts; it’s modular construction means each section can fit within a cage and then be fully assembled underground.
     
    Standard configurations area available based on occupancy – from 12 to 32 people. Each section of the refuge chamber features forklift slots and lifting lugs for easy transportation on-site.
    – More information

  • MineSAFE Permanent Shelter

     
     
    A permanent refuge chamber (as opposed to portable) can often prove to be a more efficient and cost effective solution for an underground mine. In particular, mines that;
             
    • Have a large number of personnel underground at any one time,
    • Have low excavation costs, and
    • Where the regular movement of personnel underground remains within certain areas.
             
    Permanent refuge chambers therefore often double as break, rest and lunch areas, capable of sheltering upwards of hundreds of personnel at any one time. – More information