REFUGE CHAMBERS

21 years of experience in safety refuge

Designed to guarantee a safe environment in case of an emergency during underground works

Manufactured and equipped to protect workers against possible risks of fire, smoke, toxic gas and fall rocks.

Engineered to run autonomously, even without any air and power supply from outside.

THREE WORKING MODES

1- Stand By Mode: There is no emergency, the refuge chamber is ready for immediate use. Air and power supply are coming from outside

2-Externally Supported Mode: An emergency has occurred, the refuge chamber must be used. Air and power supply are still coming from outside

3-Stand Alone Mode: An emergency has occurred and the unit is NO LONGER SUPPLIED. No air, no energy is available from outside. A battery back-up system (UPS) capable of powering all internal services (PLC, lighting, gas detection, air conditioning) is automatically activated. The emergency breathing system must be activated

Refuge standard 8 persone

8 people refuge

20 people refuge on wheels mounted

20 people blast shield refuge version

30 people double room

20 people refuge for Atex area

INSTALLATION: Mines, Tunnels, aboard TBM, Safe and Classified area (ATEX IECEX NEC)

STANDARDS: IT, EN, ATEX, IECEX, UL, CSA NEC)

 

  • Regulation Compliance: our units are with the main national and international safety regulations IT, EN, ATEX, IECEX, UL, CSA NEC.
  • These units, made of sturdy steel, are also equipped with lifting hooks to allow ease of transport.

  • PLC: All vital systems are managed by the PLC. Through an intuitive interface and a large touch screen it allows monitoring of the situation in real time. All data can be remoted outside the unit

  • EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEM:

    • Breathable air is provided by the combination of CO- CO2 elimination and O2 compensation.
    • Air quality is constantly monitored by an automatic system for detecting CO, CO2 and oxygen levels
    • The scrubbing system by the use of prepacked absorber cartridges let the elimination of CO and CO2. Also special filters allow to capture viruses, bacteria, molds and pollen
    • Oxygen is automatically released by the use of internal oxygen bottles
    • All systems are totally managed by PLC.
  • OVERPRESSURE SYSTEM: Refuge Chamber operates at positive pressure to prevent gas, dust and smoke ingress. Positive pressure is maintained by compressed air supplied by an external source typically a compressor.

    When the external source fails, pressurization is maintained by internal air cylinders through an automatic overpressure control system

  • EASY AND FRIENDLY USE. Refuge chamber is activated in a few minutes. Its use requires minimal human intervention

  • STANDARD REFUGE CHAMBERS

    • from 6 to 30 occupants
    • up to 36 hours of autonomy
    • defined shape and dimensions

    CUSTOM REFUGE CHAMBERS

    • over 30 occupants
    • up to 96 hours of autonomy
    • specially designed shape and dimensions

Special refuge powerless refuge chamber; works without power supply. 

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SPECIAL APPLICATION

DUMPER INSTALLATION

Refuge chamber designed to be installed on Dumper

TBM INSTALLATION

Refuge chamber designed to be installed on TBM

RAILS INSTALLATION

Refuge Unit developed to be moved on Rails

REFUGE TRAIN

Refuge chamber with driver seat