Mining worldwide requires the use of many different types of electrical and electronic products and components to ensure the safety and efficiency of operations. Some of the most important products used in Mining include:
-Hazardous Location Lighting: Used to light up work areas in mines where explosive gases or dust may be present, making traditional lighting a safety hazard.
-Explosion Proof Fans and Blowers: Used to circulate air in mine shafts and tunnels, these fans and blowers are designed to prevent sparks from igniting any explosive gases that may be present.
-Cable tray and Conduit Systems: Used to route electrical cables throughout mines, these systems must be durable enough to withstand the harsh underground conditions.
-Pumps and Ventilation Systems: Used to circulate water and air throughout mines, these systems play a critical role in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
-Electrical Switches and Disconnects: Used to control the flow of electricity in mines, these switches and disconnects must be able to withstand the harsh underground conditions.
-Power Distribution Equipment: Used to distribute electricity throughout mines, this equipment must be durable and reliable to ensure the safety of workers and equipment.
-Alarm systems and monitoring equipment: Used to monitor conditions in mines and provide early warning of potential dangers, these systems play a vital role in keeping miners safe.
-Portable generators: Used to provide emergency power in the event of a power outage, these generators must be durable and reliable to ensure the safety of workers and equipment.
-Communications tools: Communications tools such as leaky feeder systems and two-way radios are essential for maintaining communication between miners and the surface world.
This is just a tiny sample of the types of electrical and electronic products and components that are critical to the mining industry. Without these products, mining operations would not be able to function. Contact Becker today for more information on electrical products for all your electrical mining needs.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Systems! For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in E-House Manufacturers USA increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.