Dräger MRV 9000
Both the driver’s cabin and cassette are equipped with an air purging system. This system is independent of the ambient air and provides breathing air for the onboard personnel. Once the team has exited the vehicle equipped with personal breathing protection, the air flow in the MRV 9000 can be manually reduced for the remaining occupants. As a result, breathing air from the onboard cylinders can be conserved to provide additional time for the overall mission. Once the team returns to the MRV 9000 and the driver’s cabin and cassette have been successfully flushed, their individual breathing apparatuses are no longer required.
Internal gas monitoring reliably measures the concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the ambient air and inside the vehicle. If thresholds are exceeded or fall short, the onboard personnel will be warned by visual and audio signals. Additionally, the measurement values are clearly visible in the front and in the rear of the vehicle. Thermal imaging cameras installed outside of the vehicle assist visibility in a dusty, smoky environment and can help detect trapped miners.
The chassis of the Mine Rescue Vehicle has been designed by Paus, a renowned vehicle manufacturer specializing in mining applications. The chassis is well-tested, strong and robust for harsh underground mine conditions. In addition, cooperation with a specialized manufacturer enables low maintenance efforts, as Paus only uses components from other specialized mining industry suppliers. By combining the knowledge and expertise of Paus, together with the well-known competence of Dräger in the field of rescue and refuge solutions, breathing protection and gas monitoring, the MRV 9000 provides both quality and industry-specific design.
Close cooperation with our customers initiated and drove the development of a mine rescue solution based on the current and future challenges of a mine. The in-depth knowledge of our customer, together with our competences, made it possible to not only develop a mine rescue vehicle, but to create a customer-driven innovative solution. Each component of the mine rescue vehicle mirrors the needs of the mine rescue team in deeper and longer mines, taking mine rescue into the twenty-first century.