MineARC Systems recently launched a new, ultra-portable refuge chamber range designed for tight underground confines such as single entry-headings and development areas: the HRM-ELVP (Hard Rock Mine—Extra Low Voltage Portable).

Available in both four- and six-person configurations, the HRM-ELVP range uses a low-voltage control system to power the chamber’s internal life support systems, requiring no permanent connection to main mine electrical power and needing recharging only once every three months. Both the HRM4-ELVP and 6-ELVP can be positioned and repositioned with ease, which is ideal for development areas, according to MineARC, which claims the operational flexibility of the HRM-ELVP range, along with its small robust design, allow it to be located where standard refuge chambers can’t, providing personnel working in confined areas with a safe place of refuge should an emergency situation arise. The HRM-ELVP range will supersede the HRM-PLP (Powerless Portable) range from MineARC Systems. www.minearc.com