New Secondary Mine Vent Fan Design


Remy Bourcier, Minetek

The secondary mine ventilation has been hamstrung by the availability fans that satisfy many competing operational factors.  The sometimes legislated requirement of adequate volume to the working face, the minimisation of excavation required to fit the selected secondary fan and the power requirements of various operational phases has, in the past, not been satisfied with just one system.  The new system being introduced overcomes all these competing requirements in one simple unit with an added bonus of being very durable without loss of performance when wear occurs on the impeller.