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Refuge Chamber for Tunneling

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Refuge Chamber for Tunneling

As with any underground environment, personnel require a place they can go to during an emergency scenario where respiratory or physical protection is provided e.g. in the event of a release of toxic gas/smoke, the exit route(s) is blocked.

Tunneling, as an underground environment, certainly meets this criteria and the Dräger solutions include both portable Refuge Chambers and those which are fitted ‘on-board’ Tunnel Boring Machines [TBM’s].

In either example, the Dräger Refuge Chambers are equipped with breathing gas systems to protect people against smoke or gas until rescue teams can advance to bring them out safely. The construction of the Refuge Chamber is also adapted to provide physical protection. 
By way of serving this market Dräger has the opportunity to utilize the Dräger-Simsa Refuge Chamber portfolio with a standard range to choose from.

Customized to meet your mine requirements

The requirements of a mine refuge chamber can be as diverse as those of the mine itself. A comprehensive risk assessment or the mine conditions may for example demand a specially designed refuge chamber or additional features. Dräger has decades of engineering experience of allowing chamber solutions to be tailored to the individual requirements of a mine and of providing a worldwide service network for immediate support. This helps to reduce the cost of ownership.

A safe haven without compromise

In emergency situations, miners taking refuge need a life support system they can rely on and which protects against danger. This might include protection against heat stress or rockfall, the uncompromised provision of safe and clean breathing air or gas detection system, and a reliable, independent electrical system. Dräger’s engineered chamber solutions offer the highest quality and safety standards for all of its various internal and external configurations to keep miners safe during emergencies.

Refuge chambers incorporating local standards and regulations

The local regulations around the world are as individual as the mine requirements. Dräger’s engineered chamber solution offers the highest flexibility to meet the required standards and norms. Regardless of whether the requirements are imposed by official regulations, mine requirements, or environmental conditions, Dräger refuge chambers provide the highest levels of flexibility in their design. The concept considers all requirements, for example life support systems, electrical systems, and general conditions.

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Draeger Safety UK Ltd.

Ullswater Close, Blyth Riverside Business Park
Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RG

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Draeger Marine and Offshore

Unit 2 Tern Pl, Bridge of Don
Aberdeen, AB23 8JX
+44 (0) 1224 701 569