Life Curtain

This technology, Life Curtain, implements a new design for installation above a man door entrance in permanent or portable refuge alternatives for underground mining. Current airlock chambers are often small, limit only one person to enter at a time, and require large volumes of air to purge the contaminated area. The Life Curtain design reduces the amount of air and decreases the space constraints typically associated with airlocks. This innovative curtain successfully repels contaminated mine air and allows workers to move swiftly to safety inside the rescue chamber.

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