Petrochemical

MineARC ChemSAFE

MineARC understands that emergency response requirements differ depending on a site’s processing conditions, location of personnel, dangerous goods inventory and a host of other important factors.
  
Within the petrochemical industry, the common practice of modifying existing site buildings to function as shelter-in-place safe havens can often prove a timely and costly exercise, resulting in a non-flexible solution as site requirements shift over time. Building modification can also prove ineffective, with numerous air entry and exit points to consider, not to mention costly blast proofing if required.
  
In response, MineARC has developed a fully sealed, transportable and cost effective alternative to site building modification – the MineARC ChemSAFE Range.

 

ChemSAFE SD Series

 

 


 

Inside a MineARC ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven, a number of vital life-support systems combine to create a safe, ongoing environment for occupants. The safe haven features a MineARC Series IV Controller; the most advanced safe-refuge technology, anywhere in the world.

Systems include; air (Oxygen) supplies, air conditioning and dehumidifying, positive pressure systems, electrical and communications, gas detection and CO2 absorption (referred to as ‘scrubbing’ systems).

Ultimately an SD safe haven’s dimensions and its rated occupancy can be custom-engineered to site specifications, without compromising on safety or performance.

 

STANDARD FEATURES

OPTIONAL FEATURES

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SAFE HAVEN EXTERIOR – FRONT

Porthole Window

12mm porthole viewing window, compliant with Australian Standard 2208. Blast shield protection available upon request.

Strobe Lighting

Extra low voltage green and red LED lighting to allow for easy identification of the refuge chamber in an emergency.

Siren

112 dBA motion activated siren to allow for easy location of the refuge chamber in an emergency.

Sealing Door

Outward opening door, featuring double locking rotating handles. The vacuum tested seal maintains a positive internal pressure.

Paint

High durability white paint for visibility. Sand blasted to 2.5 grit, and in compliance with AS/NZS 2312:2002.

Reflective Signage

Safety and operational signage in reflective stickering for high visibility. Translation into a second language available.

Skid Base

The skid base provides ease of mavoeuvrability, featuring 250 x 100mm forklift slots, front and rear mounted tow points and front mounted 25mm steel plate push blocks.

Lifting Lugs

On roof of chamber.

Optional: Thermal Insulation

Recommended for external temperatures above 30C.

 

 

SAFE HAVEN INTERIOR

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is vital to combat the potentially fatal effects of heat stress, caused by the occupant’s metabolic activity, as well as any ambient heat.

Lighting

8watt fluorescent interior lighting is featured within the chamber.

Aura-FX Digital Gas Monitor

• Real-time gas monitoring with live analysis and voice prompting
• Monitor up to 11 gases at any one time

Automated Oxygen Delivery System

Optional: Disperses metered amounts from a compressed oxygen cylinder, maintaining levels between 18.5% and 23% when external air supply has been compromised.

Oxygen Supply: Medical Grade Oxygen Cylinders

Minimum capacity based on G Size cylinder (8,580L). Medical grade oxygen cylinders to be provided by end user.

Seating

MineARC seating is ergonomically designed to provide suitable comfort during entrapment. Made from durable, hard wearing fabric, the seating provides 500mm of space per person.

Emergency Escape Hatch

Inward opening with neoprene memory seal. Accessible internally and externally.

Optional Oxygen Supply: Oxygen Candle Kit

The military approved Oxygen candle provides 2,600L of breathable air during 60 minutes of ignition. Candle is an optional feature for most countries, and must be shipped separately.

Flooring

Non slip, removable flooring is featured throughout the refuge chamber.

Strorage

Ample storage room located under seating and within Series IV Scrubber cabinet.

Series IV Scrubber System

The MineSAFE Standard Design uses active chemicals and MineARC's patented Series IV scrubbing system to ‘scrub’ the build up of harmful CO2 and CO from the chamber.

Series IV Controller Interface

The digital controller interface is the operational hub of the refuge chamber. From here, all power, lighting & scrubbing systems can be managed with the push of a button.

MARCISORB Chemical Cartridges

MineARC’s MARCISORB CO2 cartridges provide superior scrubbing capacity, are easy to load, safe to handle, and can store for long periods.

Operating Procedures

Operating procedures are located on the wall of the refuge chamber, as well as within hardcopy manuals. Operating procedures can be translated into a second language.

 

 

SAFE HAVEN EXTERIOR – REAR

Air Conditioning Condenser

Air conditioning is vital to combat the potentially fatal effects of heat stress, caused by the occupant’s metabolic activity, as well as any ambient heat .

Battery UPS

12 hour emergency backup power supply, with further options available for up to 96 hours (POA).

Communications Box

Communications box for internal communications port via wall mounted 'J' box. External antenna is fitted to front of chamber.

Skid Base

The skid base provides ease of mavoeuvrability, featuring 250 x 100mm forklift slots, front and rear mounted tow points and front mounted 25mm steel plate push blocks.

 

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