MineARC released new underground refuge chambers

MineARC has released new ultra-portable refuge chambers, the HRM-ELVP (Hard Rock Mine – Extra Low Voltage Portable), designed for tight underground confines such as single entry headings and development areas.

According to the company, the units are available in both four and six person configurations and uses an extra low voltage control system to power the chamber's internal life support systems – which require no permanent connection to the mine's 'main' electrical power.

They do however, require charging every three months.

Both the HRM4-ELVP and HRM6-ELVP can be positioned and repositioned with ease; ideal for development area where continuous drilling and blasting carries on in front of loaders, boggers, and other manned machinery.

The design of the refuge chambers mean they can be positioned where standard refuge chambers can't, providing personnel with a safe place of refuge in confined areas.

The HRM-ELVP range will supersede the popular HRM-PLP (Powerless Portable) range from MineARC Systems