The importance of Gas Detection Instruments in the mining Industry

MIMACS system addresses all the safety concerns within the underground mining discipline, while ensuring high productivity and workers safety. The cutting edge system offers underground and surface proximity detection systems, wireless and digital communication, PTC miner’s cap lamp, portable gas detection instruments with reactive communication up-links, and numerous other safety-ensuring solutions.

Carbon monoxide is an example of a possibly deadly gas that is devoid of colour, taste, or smell and can form underground during a mine fire or after a mine explosion, so miners who survived the initial effects of a mine fire or explosion still face the risk of carbon monoxide asphyxia. These days, coal miners rely on carbon monoxide detectors and monitors to recognize its presence underground.

A sudden rise in highly toxic carbon monoxide, the inherent flammability of methane, and insufficient oxygen are still a reality in mining. Mining regulations require the use of methane monitors on all mining machines. When blasting is used in the mining process, carbon monoxide occurs in large quantities along with hydrogen sulphide and nitrogen dioxide. The inhalation of an overlooked black damp in mines, which is a mixture of dust, carbon dioxide and nitrogen, gradually overcomes and destroys the body’s blood system, which may result in chronic diseases as a consequence of exposure to toxic gases.