All articles by Chloe Kent

Chloe Kent

Ocenco EBA 6.5 SCSR: long-life compressed oxygen for mine safety

Self-contained self-rescuers (SCSR) are vital pieces of equipment in underground mines, and the Ocenco EBA 6.5 is a standout amongst them. These easily portable devices provide personal respiratory protection for mine personnel should the air around them become unbreathable, by blocking off the nose and allowing the wearer to breathe through a mouthpiece which delivers a clean supply of oxidised gas.

Essential mining electronics equipment for every operation

Coal mining relies on electric power and mine operators need access to a comprehensive range of equipment in order to keep their site ticking along smoothly. Over 800 of them across North America rely on Carroll Technologies Group for all of their mining electronics equipment needs.

High voltage splice boxes protect the connections between wires

High voltage electrical cables and connectors used in mines can pose significant risks if they aren’t maintained and handled safely. This is especially true in the case of splicing, the process of combining two lengths of wire so they can carry a current together. A high voltage splice box is used in a mine to protect the spliced wire connections between an electrical control panel and a piece of equipment.

Leaky feeder amplifier increases the distance over which miners can communicate

A leaky feeder amplifier acts as an antenna for devices to receive a signal, and drastically expands the distance over which miners can communicate with each other.

How to protect mining electrical circuits from overload

Starters and contactors are motor-starting devices. Used mining applications large and small, they combine a contactor with overload protection and are designed for starting AC and DC motors.

The function of the mining chain hoist in day to day operations

Many everyday objects in a mine cannot be lifted without the help of heavy machinery. A simple device like a mining chain hoist can be used to pick up and carry items which personnel will not be able to transport on their own due to their weight.

Underground mining telephones keep communication channels clear and open

Personnel in mining operations will typically need to communicate over long distances, and do so using underground mining telephones. They’re a vital part of creating a safe, efficient and productive workplace. These systems can be divided into older pager systems and more modern leaky-feeder systems, both of which have their own pros and cons depending on the operation in question.

Mining conveyor belts: Why effective monitoring is essential

A conveyor belt is a central aspect of to a successful mining operation. Used to transport material which is too bulky or heavy to be carried long distances, its importance can often be overlooked on mine sites. Being such an everyday piece of equipment, it can be easy for personnel not to give the mining conveyor belt a second thought – until it breaks down or causes an accident.

Mining personnel stay safe everyday with diesel emissions analysers

Diesel engines are common in in the mining workplace, so it’s vital that workers are conscious of the breathable levels of the fuel’s emissions present in the air. A diesel emissions analyser can be used to track these levels, and make sure personnel are working in safe and habitable conditions.