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    What is a Refuge Chamber?

    Refuge chambers are sealed environments, built to sustain life during an emergency or hazardous situation. These safe havens provide a secure area with shelter, water, and breathable air, where personnel can remain until rescued or the hazard subsides. – More information

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    Breaking Ground in Cap Lamp Technology

    Cap lamps are more than just a source of light, however; they play a significant role in an individual’s safety.  Improving light quality will boost visual performance, enhancing the ability to detect hazards and the execution of day-to-day activities. As the integration of onsite technologies continues to improve, cap lamps are positioned to significantly strengthen personal safety as well as a company’s overall safety initiative. – More information

  • IoT in Mining and the Resource Industry

    Innovations in technology are dramatically changing the face of safety. The expanding connectivity between people and devices has been a significant driver behind this rapid growth in modernisation. As we embrace this trend in our personal lives, organisations are also utilising technology through the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to improve productivity and lower costs.

    IoT has the potential to dramatically impact global safety standards as well as improve data relay and communications, across a robust underground network. – More information

  • What is Refuge Chamber Commissioning?

    Commissioning is a quality-focused process necessary to ensure the site is critically equipped for an emergency. The process involves ensuring that the refuge chamber remains in perfect working condition, following delivery and installation.

    Occurring at the time of install is critical, on occasion, a chamber may not be placed underground upon immediate arrival to site. Commissioning upon installation ensures the chamber is connected and positioned correctly, meeting the safety requirements of MineARC systems, site, and an active emergency response plan. – More information

  • The Future of Safety in Mining and the Resource Industry

    MineARC System Intelligence: Smarter Technologies for Safer, More Productive Mine Sites Safety needs to embrace technology in order to keep up with the continual changes to production and manufacturing processes in the modern age. As the resource industry progresses, organisations are transitioning towards digitalisation as an integral part of not only their day-to-day operations but as a way to ensure the health and safety of site personnel. When implementing a strategy to optimise operations within a mine, an organisation needs to consider five essential aspects: personnel safety, daily operational activities, cost efficiency, ease of application, and integration into the current … – More information

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    Adding Value: Refuge Chamber Remanufacture and Extension

    Adding Value: Chamber Remanufacture and Extension Author: Erin Mackle, Europe Service Coordinator Refuge chambers are a significant but much-needed investment. With the growth of safety requirements, refuge chambers have become commonplace for the safe retreat of personnel engaged in tunnelling and underground construction. As these are finite projects, what happens to a chamber upon completion? Extending the life of refuge chambers, through remanufacture and upgrades, is both safe and cost-effective. The process generates added value, however, to ensure high safety standards remain, adhering to proper specifications is crucial. Recently, global tunnelling leader Herrenknecht remanufactured and extended several TunnelSAFE chambers in … – More information

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    The Value of Servicing

    Servicing and maintenance are a critical part of any organisation. The cost of servicing assets is a significant portion of a site’s operational budget. However, without regular servicing and maintenance checks, the value of machinery rapidly declines. – More information

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    Changing the Safety Landscape across Africa: Mopani Copper Mine

    Mine safety is a global concern, with organisations continually investing time and resources to ensure the safety of their workforce. A critical step to achieve this is improving emergency response procedures through using better technology and increasing skilled workforce. – More information

  • India’s CBIP Tunnelling Workshop: The Growth of Risk Management

    Risk management is an ongoing issue in India. Due to its tectonically active surrounds, underground works across the Himalayas and throughout India can pose many additional risks. Particularly in the case of tunnelling, as projects encounter a number of geological problems such as shear zones, excessive temperature and stresses. – More information

  • Mining Indaba 2018: Innovation & Technology

    MineARC Systems, in partnership with Austrade, visited the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa to attend, Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018. 

    As the world’s largest mining investment conference, the event brings together global mining companies, investors and stakeholders as well as local government. Focusing on the advancement of mining across Africa, exhibitors and attendees gathered valuable insights from influencers and decision-makers vested in African mining. Importantly, the conference provided the ability to collect intelligence on how the confidence in mining across the continent ranks in the current financial and political climate. – More information

  • Refuge Chambers and Safety Culture

    An organisation’s safety culture plays an important role in its development. The adoption and enhancement of safety standards across industries, in particular, mining, has positively impacted economic processes and workplace culture. – More information

  • 5 Advantages of Attending Service School

    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. – More information

  • Custom Solution Developed for Remote Operating

    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. – More information

  • MineARC attends Zimbabwe Association of Mine Managers (AMMZ) AGM, 2017

    MineARC Africa was recently invited to speak at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Zimbabwe Association of Mine Managers (AMMZ), marking the third consecutive year that MineARC has been given the privilege of presenting. The key topic of discussion during the meeting was ‘Managing a Successful Mine in a Volatile Business Environment’. – More information

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