In protecting a mine against methane and/or coal dust explosions many different controls are implemented. However, many of these controls remain under the control of man. In this context the use of active barrier systems can assist mine management in the prevention and control of the risk associated with mine explosions. The EXPLOSPOT® Automatic Fire and Explosion Suppression System (AFESS) was successful in stopping methane and/or coal dust explosions and the associated flame propagation for over 16 years.
The EXPLOSPOT® AFESS were successful in stopping 6 methane gas explosions at the coal face. During these events not a single machine operator was harmed or any machinery destroyed.
Even in the harshest conditions, the EXPLOSPOT® System is robust enough to suppress explosions within milliseconds. Thereby saving lives and assets.
We provide automatic fire and explosion suppression systems (amongst others) for:
- Continuous miners of all sorts
- Roadway explosion barriers
We provide early warning and preventative monitoring for:
- Switch Cabinets