Application of Technical and Economic Analysis on Refuge and Self Breathing Apparatus Design

Amır, Taghiıadeh
Demirel, Nuray
Bahramı, Ataallah
Most of the time, accidents happened in mining operations such as drilling, transportation, excavation, and supporting operations. Moreover, underground mining operations have restrictions and hazards. Indeed, lack of oxygen, severe heat, thirst and starvation are some great events when miners trapped in mining accidents. Thus, refuge provides a secure location for workers in accidents, which can solve these problems. These rooms located on specific position and out fitted them with peculiar devices. However, refuges afford enough time for rescue team to save miners who trapped in mining accidents. This paper presents design of refuges of Hashoni coal mine which is located in Kerman, Iran. Six refuges designed, which provides safe work environments in Hashoni coal mine. Thus, all of refuges layout, sizes, external devices and number of miners which refuge contains them, will be explained. Financial concept of this project shows that initial cost is around 225 to 380 U.S $ for manufacturing of refuges in Hashoni coal mine. Manufacture of refuges will reduce the investment of these tools to 50 percent. Fire accidents in mines decrease the volume of oxygen, and because of fire some toxic gases are also produced. Thus fresh air must be available. Air provided by air supply respirator, which is called Self Breathing Apparatus contained. Aim of this paper is to promote the safety in mining industry.
22nd International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey, IMCET 2011 (11-13 May)


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T. Amır, N. Demirel, and A. Bahramı, “Application of Technical and Economic Analysis on Refuge and Self Breathing Apparatus Design,” Ankara, Türkiye, 2011, p. 377, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: