Tunnelling

MineARC TunnelSAFE

Emergency refuge forms an integral part of a tunnelling project’s wider Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Fires, fall of ground, flooding, and the release of smoke and other forms of toxic gas are the types of incidents that can occur all too frequently, despite the high levels of planning and safety precautions in place. In these types of emergencies, where personnel become trapped without adequate ventilation and evacuation is no longer safe or practical, emergency refuge is designed to provide a secure ‘go-to’ area for personnel to gather and await extraction.
  
MineARC’s TunnelSAFE Range of Refuge Chambers are highly customisable to suit any project and can be built to comply with British Standard (BS EN 16191:2014) Safety Requirements for Tunnelling Machinery. They can also comply with the ITA’s “Guidelines for the Provision of Refuge Chambers Under Construction”.

  • TunnelSAFE MSV Design

    MineARC can custom engineer and manufacture refuge chambers to be mounted to a multi-service vehicle; providing a portable safe haven for workers during routine tunnel inspections and maintenance works. As a long term safety option for the entire life of the tunnel, these chambers are robust and fully serviceable.
     
    TunnelSAFE MSV Design Refuge Chambers can also be fitted with remote monitoring systems, or the client’s own remote control system. – More information

  • TunnelSAFE Gantry Design

    Providing safety at the rear of the cutting head infrastructure, MineARC TunnelSAFE Gantry Design (GD) Refuge Chambers offer a fixed safety solution for the life of the project.
     
    Regardless of size constraints, MineARC Engineers can custom design and manufacture each refuge chamber to meet the specific needs of the project, without compromising on occupancy potential or safety features. – More information

  • TunnelSAFE Rail Design

    MineARC can custom engineer and manufacture refuge chambers to be rail mounted or fixed to a tunnelling rescue train; providing a portable safe haven for workers during routine inspections and maintenance works. As a long term safety option for the entire life of the tunnel, these chambers are robust and fully serviceable.
     
    TunnelSAFE Rail Design (RD) Refuge Chambers can also be fitted with remote monitoring systems, or the client’s own remote control system. – More information

  • TunnelSAFE Standard Design

    For drill and blast tunnelling operations, MineARC has developed a standard range of portable refuge chambers that can be positioned and repositioned with ease, providing an ongoing safety solution for the life of the project. They offer an ideal solution for projects involving feeder tunnels and single-entry development headings, including sub-surface railway stations, hydro-power stations and other complex tunnel networks.
     
    The TunnelSAFE Standard Design (SD) Refuge Chamber provides miners with optimum safety features, functionality and performance, with configurations available based on occupancy – from 8 to 30 people. – More information

  • TunnelSAFE Narrow Design

    TunnelSAFE Narrow Design

    For drill and blast tunnelling operations, MineARC has developed a standard range of portable refuge chambers that can be positioned and repositioned with ease, providing an ongoing safety solution for the life of the project. They offer an ideal solution for projects involving feeder tunnels and single-entry development headings, including sub-surface railway stations, hydro-power stations and other complex tunnel networks.
     
    The TunnelSAFE Narrow Design (ND) features a narrow shell at 1.9m wide, while still providing ample internal space for a range of occupancies – from 8 to 26 people. – More information

  • TunnelSAFE Slim Line

    For drill and blast tunnelling operations, MineARC has developed a standard range of portable refuge chambers that can be positioned and repositioned with ease, providing an ongoing safety solution for the life of the project. They offer an ideal solution for projects involving feeder tunnels and single-entry development headings, including sub-surface railway stations, hydro-power stations and other complex tunnel networks.
     
    The TunnelSAFE Slim Line (SL) features a slimmest shell in the range at 1.6m wide, designed specifically to accommodate tight tunnelling confines. – More information