MineARC is recognised globally for our success in producing controlled, sealed and robust environments for the harsh underground mining industry.
MineARC’s Scrubbing Systems use chemical absorption cartridges to ‘scrub’ the build-up of harmful CO2 and CO from the air inside the refuge chamber expired by the occupants as part of their normal breathing activity. In high enough concentrations, both CO2 and CO can cause serious injury leading to a loss of consciousness and eventually death.
Also to create a safe, ongoing environment for occupants, temperature control is vital to combat the potentially fatal effects of heat stress caused by a build-up in occupant’s own metabolic activity, as well as any ambient heat affecting the chamber’s internal temperature. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery backup system is incorporated in order to power critical life support equipment should mains power be disrupted or cut-off.