Find out more about the industry-leading services Carroll Technologies provides to the mining, steel, construction and tunneling industries in the US.
Our focus is around safety, electrical installations and communications. We carry a vast range of products available for same-day despatch and are able to service and repair everything we supply.
The hazards of being on an oil rig every day are very real. There is a chance that fires can occur and it is essential to reduce the breakout of the blaze. With the proper fire suppression systems in place it will help to keep the workplace safer, savings lives and minimizing damage done to the machinery in the process.
Mining as an industry can be a hazardous environment to work in, making ground control procedures essential for the safety of the workers. These devices will constantly monitor the ground making the response to any danger automatic if a problem arises.
The correct safety precautions need to be taken to prevent the roof from collapsing inside a mine.
There should be no compromise when it comes to mining safety, and mining accidents in the past are unfortunate proof of the importance of finding the best safety equipment and closely following regulations set out by governing bodies such as Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Looking back at mine collapses can be harrowing, especially when mineworkers have lost their lives, but if the industry is going to protect miners in the future, it is imperative that we learn from the mistakes of the past.
“Communication is key” is not a mere platitude, but something that rings true even when working in the most adverse mining environments. Effective communication at mining sites, whether it is using fixed phones, radios or sending tracking data to a central control station, ensures that mines can be safely and effectively managed. The whereabouts of workers, vehicles and various zones across the mine can be monitored, everyone at the site will know where they must be or must go, progress can be assessed and optimised, and risk can be mitigated by providing alerts and communicating with workers should a critical event occur.
For any application of GPS in mining, the aim is to improve productivity and safety. Global positioning systems are useful for a range of tasks, from fleet management to surveying to collision avoidance.
Dewatering at mines and industrial sites can be a tricky task, not only requiring robust, heavy-duty mining slurry technology that can handle abrasive materials and debris (preferably with minimal to no regular maintenance requirements), but also removing and treating this mining wastewater effectively.
Keeping up to date with new requirements and safety procedures is an essential part of keeping mines safe. In fact, MSHA training programmes include retraining on at least an annual basis to ensure that regulations are being followed and that equipment is being used correctly. Last year saw the highest rate of fatalities as a result of powered haulage equipment since 2006. MSHA stepped in to assess why this was happening and put new regulations in place to keep mine workers safe. On this page, you will find regular updates on news about powered haulage equipment requirements.
While both NLT and WISDOM provide effective MSHA-approved cordless mining lights, it is the NLT Polaris that remains the world’s number one cap light. The Polaris was the first intrinsically safe (IS) cap lamp on the market, gaining IECEx, ATEX, and MSHA certification, but what keeps it ahead of the competition to this day?
Underground hard-rock mining relies on much of the same equipment regardless of the products that are being extracted. Various underground mining techniques are used to excavate ore that contains metals such as gold, silver, iron or copper.
For many mining sites, controlling the flow of water and removing it from certain areas of the mine is an ongoing challenge. For underground mines, infiltration and potential flooding is a greater risk if the mine extends below the water table.
According to MSHA powered haulage data, 2021 has had the highest number of powered haulage fatalities since 2006. Safety is the key priority for any mine, so in response to these tragedies, MSHA staff met with miners and operators to underline the need for adhering to best safety practices for powered haulage and vehicle rollovers, as well as emphasize the importance of miner training.
Surface and underground mining involve a lot of heavy-duty vehicles that can pose a threat to personnel in the event of a collision, as well as risking costly repairs and downtime. With so many moving parts, even effective management and skilled operators cannot ensure that risk is minimized, especially in adverse environments.
If there is one factor that stands above all else for mine operators, it is mining safety. It is no wonder that the mining safety market is thriving, with operators eager to invest in protecting their workers, as well as protecting expensive equipment.
From hard hats to fall equipment, communication solutions and circuit breakers, Carroll Technologies is dedicated to being a one-stop-shop when it comes to MSHA-certified machinery and safety equipment.
Koehler Mining Lights and Northern Light Technologies (NLT) are two of the leading brands when it comes to cap lights for miners and all those working underground.
Where to buy Stancor pumps in the USA? Carroll Technologies has just added Stancor to the approved range of products it supplies and can offer a customized, fully-serviced solution.
The Northern Light Technologies’ Polaris cap lamp (NL0329) is an award-winning headpiece available with an adjustable or fixed clip. It is the first MSHA-approved all-in-one cordless mining cap lamp.
The Halo cap light from Illumagear is a cordless 360° light that can be attached to any standard hard hat. The technology and design behind it ensures for unparalleled visibility for underground operations.
Dust production in mining and tunnelling operations is an inevitable hurdle, especially when working with heavy equipment. Dust suppression products and systems for underground mines and tunnels are vital to protect mine workers and maintain equipment productivity.
Dedicated to manufacturing quality safety equipment for hazardous environments, Ocenco is a global provider of emergency escape breathing devices and respiratory safety equipment.
Dangerous equipment and potentially toxic gases in underground tunnels makes the mining industry particularly susceptible to the risk of workplace fires. Fire protection and safety in tunnels is essential.
For more than 140 years, Samson have been developing innovative synthetic rope solutions and providing industry-leading service. Its expertly engineered ropes are manufactured from high-performance fibres, ideal for replacing wire rope.
Leaky feeder communication systems (or radiating cables) are an effective method of wireless communication between mine workers.
Minegrid (FW35/35-55SUA) is a high-tenacity polyester [PET] and polyvinyl alcohol [PVA] geogrid, which is covered with a flame-resistant, anti-static coating. Designed and produced by Huesker, experts in geosynthetic materials and geogrid retaining walls, Minegrid is offered in tensile strengths ranging from 35kN/m to 1,000kN/m.
Effective underground communication is essential for maintaining the safety and efficiency of mining operations, and the Model 112 Page Boss mine phone by Pyott-Boone (112 GEN II) is one of the most advanced communication devices available to the industry.
Supporting more than 800 mines across North America, Carroll Technologies is an industry leading supplier of industrial and safety products for the mining and tunnelling sector, including a range of conveyor belt fasteners.
Carroll Technologies is the number one provider of mining and tunneling safety equipment and safety expertise across North America.
A leaky feeder system is used to enable communication between mining staff above and below ground over long distances, using both wired and wireless systems. A coaxial cable with sections of outer shielding shaved away allows radio signals to “leak” in and out, transmitting them over long distances.
Any operator will know that air quality in tunneling and mining systems must be closely monitored to ensure the safety of its workers. In addition to potentially dangerous gases, abrasive dust particles are an inevitable side effect of most mining and mineral processing applications.
Mining rescue packs are a type of personal safety equipment for underground workers to protect them in case of an emergency incident such as an explosion, mine collapse or gas leak.
Public safety DAS systems are designed to support emergency responders to protect the well-being of people in public-use spaces or worksites.
Working in underground tunnels presents many possible hazards for mining personnel. There is the potential of a fire, becoming trapped or being exposed to poisonous gases. Yet if risks are continuously assessed and monitored, it is possible to greatly improve tunnel safety systems for staff.
Ventilation is an essential measure in underground mining. We take a look at the different types of ventilation systems in mining below and why they are so vital.
One of the most important aspects of a successful mining operation is the effectiveness of a project’s conveyor belts, transporting material too bulky and heavy to be carried by hand to where it needs to be, and functioning in a safe manner.
Collision avoidance in mines is an important concern for mine operators with the US Mine Safety and Health Administration reporting that of the 24 fatalities recorded at the country’s mines this year, seven have involved a collision between a worker and vehicle or piece of machinery.
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