Primary Mining Fan
REDUCE POWER CONSUMPTION COSTS BY

PRIMARY MAIN & BOOSTER FANS

Primary or major fan selection is critical to the success of underground mines, as correct ventilation is key for production and energy efficiency. Ventilation alone contributes 42-49% of a typical mine’s energy cost. MINETEK’s innovative engineering and premier quality fans have resulted in world-first features that can deliver economic savings, durability and flexibility not achieved with traditional fans.

The primary ventilation system ensures adequate airflow in mines by providing suitable paths for air to flow down the mine and out. Primary or main mine ventilation fans are also known as surface fans because they can also be installed at the surface of the mine (or entrance) or deep below ground level. 

1100 Kilowatt High Output Fan

ENGINEERED TO SAFELY INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, EFFICIENCY, AND PROFIT.

MINETEK’s underground ventilation has many benefits over standard solutions. Reduce power consumption costs by up to 56% with MINETEK's ventilation technology. The flexible airflow using the Performance On Demand (POD) system can ramp up or down, accommodating changes in activity throughout the life of the mine.

Coupled with the Mine Air Control (MAC) system, MINETEK’s fans automatically track vehicles moving into the heading and adjust the airflow from the fan. The system is controllable from the surface and allows synchronisation of the entire ventilation system.MINETEK’s fans guarantee a Return on Investment (ROI). Experience power saving, durability and flexibility not achieved with traditional fans.

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Primary Ventilation Fans

MINETEK can supply the largest available fans for main fan ventilation. Innovative engineering and premier quality have resulted in world first features like MINETEK's Performance on Demand (POD) controls. Experience power saving, durability and flexibility not achieved with traditional fans.
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Secondary Auxiliary Fans

Keep additional fan installations and mid-project shutdowns to a minimum, with MINETEK's auxiliary fans. Compact in size , while the high pressure capability results in less fans needed for the development. Benefit from automation, syncronisation and control from the surface.
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Booster Fans

Strategically optimise underground air flow with MINETEK. Primary fans can be installed as a booster fan for both return and intake airways and provide all the MINETEK advantages. Additionally, MINETEK's fans can sequence with the main ventilation, and anti-stall features, making it a reliable choice for booster ventilation.
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Multiple Heading Ventilation

Improve project performance by using MINETEK ventilation solutions for multiple heading ventilation. Reduce operating costs, and decrease work required for installation with MINETEK's high output fans.
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Bulkhead Fans

Synchronise bulkhead fans with MINETEK's Performance On Demand (POD) and Mine Air Control (MAC) system. Halve the amount of fans required, and stop inefficient power wastage, stalling and duct friction with MINETEK.
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Long Duct Runs

The concentrated power of MINETEK's High Output (HO) Axial Fans, makes them the ideal solution for long duct runs. With more than twice the pressure capacity of a standard bladed axial fan, less fans are needed throughout the development.
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Tunnel Fans

MINETEK's low profile fan provides additional clearance between ventilation ducts and loaded vehicles, making them the ideal industrial ventilation solution for tunnels. Improve safety, save power, and achieve maximum performance with MINETEK.
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Development Fans

Utilise MINETEK's Pressure, Power, Performance on Demand (POD) system throughout development and reap the economic benefits. Control from the surface, and only use the air pressure and power you need at each stage of the development. MINETEK's fans will grow with your project.
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Mine Air Control (Mac)

The Mine Air Control (MAC) system, in conjunction with the fans Performance on Demand (POD) technology enables synchronization of both the primary and secondary ventilation fans to increased performance, economic benefits, and efficient use of power. Control the ventilation system remotely for ideal performance from the surface.
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It was completed with no incidents or injuries, with no delays, and ahead of schedule. The plan was for 10 shifts, and it was completed in 7 shifts.

Northern Goldfields Mining Manager

I can honestly say I have found MINTEK WATER a very professional organisation in all the dealings that I have had with them. They have always been proactive and looked for and suggested alternatives to assist me in the delivery of my projects whilst still working on the original concept.

CS Energy Kogan Creek Power Station Services Superintendent

The relatively small fans allowed us to utilise our existing bulkhead, where we were severely limited by space, which allowed us to use our existing infrastructure and dramatically reduce downtime in the mine during the change out. The installation was completed safely... and allows us to scale our ventilation flow with their pressure on demand system to suit our production profile.

Saracen Thunderbox Underground Manager

MINETEK provides quality, proven solutions and are established as leading air attenuation specialists.

Glencore International AG Global HME Category Manager

The ability to deliver equipment on time has been a feature of our dealing and we haven't had a situation where a variation has been requested. The quality of their workmanship has been good and the capability of hardware has been as expected or better than quoted”

CS Energy Kogan Creek Power Station Services Superintendent
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