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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.

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Cranes in close proximity poses a collision risk

Collision avoidance systems for cranes

Collision avoidance systems for cranes are essential for keeping workers safe. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 297 crane-related deaths between 2011 and 2017, 157 of which involved the worker being struck by an object or equipment.

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Portable substation for mining

Substations for mining, tunneling and dredging applications

Effective distribution, control, and transmission of electricity at a mining site is an essential part of ensuring that operations run smoothly and safely. Power from a central station will require a mining or tunnel substation to supply direct current to operate electrical equipment by transforming high voltages to direct current at 250 or 500 volts.

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forklift in warehouse proximity detection

Forklift Proximity Detection Systems

The safety in a warehouse is high priority. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, a worker died every 111 minutes from a work-related injury in 2020, of those 30% due to transport-related accidents. Forklifts are powerful and heavy pieces of equipment, to prevent fatalities proximity alert systems need to be installed.

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Confined space safety in power plants

Confined space safety in power plants

Confined spaces in power plants are often considered one of the most dangerous types of work performed in that setting. The risks have been recognized by companies and safety precautions are put in place to ensure these hazardous conditions are safer for workers.

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Energy industry worker wearing fall protection for working on wind farm

Fall protection equipment for the energy, power and utilities industries

For Carroll Technologies, providing workers with the best fall protection equipment is a key priority.

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Offshore fire suppression systems

Offshore fire safety systems

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.

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ground monitoring in underground mines

SMI Ground control in mining

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.

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Mine roof collapse

Mine falls: How to prevent and predict roof collapses

The correct safety precautions need to be taken to prevent the roof from collapsing inside a mine.

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Mine collapses in North America

Mine collapses in North America

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.

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How efficient underground communication ensures miners’ safety and increases productivity

“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.

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application of gps in the mining indutry

GPS and the mining industry

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.

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a miner inspecting flood water levels in an underground mine

Mining slurry technology for treating industrial wastewater

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.

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Honeywell mine safety product solutions

MSHA powered-haulage regulations: All you need to know

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.

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Atmospheric Monitoring Devices & Equipment for Mining

Industry-leading MSHA cordless mining light: Polaris NLT vs WISDOM lights

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?

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panoramic view of a gold mine

What equipment do you need for gold mining?

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.

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a miner inspecting flood water levels in an underground mine

Underground mine dewatering techniques

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.

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mobile equipment at a mining site

MSHA powered haulage equipment safety guidance

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.

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mine vehicles

How does a collision avoidance system work in mining operations?

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. 

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The importance of education in mining safety

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.

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MSHA certified mine safety equipment

MSHA-certified mining equipment and training

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.

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Koehler Mining Lights Vs NLT

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.

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Why We Recommend Stancor Pumps

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.

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mine foam sealant for mining ventilation

Benefits of the NLT Polaris Cordless Cap Lamp

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.

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Focus on Illumagear Halo Hard Hat Light

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.

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Dust Suppression and Control

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.

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Atmospheric Monitoring Devices & Equipment for Mining

Benefits of Ocenco Self-Rescuers

Dedicated to manufacturing quality safety equipment for hazardous environments, Ocenco is a global provider of emergency escape breathing devices and respiratory safety equipment.

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Fire Protection and Safety Briefing

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.

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Why We Recommend Samson Rope

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.

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Mine worker using PBE Axell leaky feeder communication system

Pyott Boone Leaky Feeder Systems

Leaky feeder communication systems (or radiating cables) are an effective method of wireless communication between mine workers.

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Minegrid Geosynthetic Support

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.

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Mine operative using the model 112 page boss mine phone

Page Boss Mine Phone: A Proven Solution

Effective underground communication is essential for maintaining the safety and efficiency of mining operations, and the Model 112 Page Boss mine phone by PBE Axell (112 GEN II) is one of the most advanced communication devices available to the industry.

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Conveyor Belt Monitoring and Control in Mines (Shuttersock)

Belt Fasteners and Splicing Solutions

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.

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mine foam sealant for mining ventilation

Why Carroll is Best for Mine and Tunnell Safety

Carroll Technologies is the number one provider of mining and tunneling safety equipment and safety expertise across North America.

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Atmospheric Monitoring Devices & Equipment for Mining

Boost Signal With A Leaky Feeder Amplifier

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.

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brattice ventilation curtains for mining

Air Filtration and Dust Collection Briefing

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.

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How Rescue Packs Protect Workers

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.

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Serving Tennessee with DAS Solutions

Public safety DAS systems are designed to support emergency responders to protect the well-being of people in public-use spaces or worksites.

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Key Tunnel Safety Systems for Mining Personnel

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.

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How Mining Ventilation Curtains & Systems Keep Miners Safe

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.

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Converyor belt monitoring and control

Conveyor Belt Monitoring and Control

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.

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