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THE MINETEK DIFFERENCE

MINING INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES

UNDERGROUND MINING VENTILATION TECHNOLOGY - ENGINEERED TO PERFECTION

 

Minetek aims to create the most sophisticated innovation & technology for mining solutions through world-class engineering, breakthrough technology and intensive research and development.  Our underground ventilation technology offers rich economic, operational and safety benefits not seen elsewhere.

We've been delivering innovative, modular air management solutions to industry leaders worldwide since 1984 with Australian grassroots. Our experience in mining, oil & gas and power generation enables operators to achieve safe, reliable operations while delivering guaranteed cost reductions and increased profitability.

 

Benefits of Minetek's ventilation technology.

  • Vast operating range
  • Single-speed fan - regulated by the integrated Performance On Demand (POD) system.
  • No fans stalls or Variable Speed Drive (VSD) controls.
  • Halve required power consumption.
  • No complex or expensive Ventilation On Demand (VOD) controls.
  • Ability to provide the correct amount of air when and where you need it.
  • Robust design utilising blades impervious to wear.
  • A safe solution with no loss of air.
  • Reduce capital costs with fewer fans required.

 

 

Primary Fan for Mines

HIGH-OUTPUT VENTILATION FANS

Our High Output Axial Fan is engineered with the mining industry in mind. Its high-pressure steel fabricated impeller is at the forefront of technology and allows for operation at pressures previously thought impossible for an axial fan. Benefits include prolonged life in even the harshest environments.

The result of Minetek’s focus on excellence is a series of products that seamlessly connect to the industry and solve economic, operational and safety problems through clever use of technology and design. Minetek uses a unique patented design to ensure our industrial axial fans are robust enough for underground mining.

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MINE AIR CONTROL

Our Mine Air Control (MAC) system seamlessly integrates with the operating layer of the mine to optimise air flow across the entire air circuit. With the ability to ramp air flow up or down based on scheduling and vehicle movements, Minetek fans offer true performance on demand.

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PERFORMANCE ON DEMAND (POD)

Our Performance On Demand (POD) innovation & technology allows operators to tailor pressure and power consumption – without the need for VSD control. The result is a seamless, responsive solution which optimises performance, reduces power consumption costs and increases overall operational efficiency.

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ANTI-STALL TECHNOLOGY

Minetek’s innovative anti-stall chamber cleverly controls airflow, capturing turbulent airflow and unstable pre-swirls. The technology eliminates critical stalls and has been proven to extend the fan's operating range and overall performance across the entire curve.

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Powerful modular underground fans. 

Our modular design enables operators to plan for the future with a range of Adaptors, Silencers, Booster Fans and additional controls available to optimise the solution and meet the evolving demands of the mine; as the mine grows, so too can the ventilation solution offering a scalable approach to delivering air.

Tested against a standard 1100kW Axial Fan used in underground gold and copper mines with the same duty and burden. Minetek fans lasted almost seven times longer, with our robust steel impeller designed to withstand the most challenging environments on the planet.

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Quality, long-lasting & quiet ventilation solutions. 

Minetek fans are fabricated using high-quality steel, enabling our equipment to operate in extreme conditions previously thought impossible for Axial Fans. Our fans last longer, reducing impacts on maintenance teams and improving mine profitability.

Minetek fans have been proven to operate 11dBA quieter than comparable twin fans in the same conditions and airflow. In underground mining, the effects of unwanted noise can be amplified by the enclosed conditions, and our fans help reduce overall operating noise and potential long-term hearing impacts.

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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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Tiger Resources Process Superintendent

MINETEK will continue to be a favoured technical resource and supplier to the New Hope Group and are recommended as a professional, respected and competent supplier of technical services, equipment and products for noise abatement and other industrial products.

New Hope Group Project Superintendent

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

Good product with great service leads to a great outcome. My dealings with MINETEK WATER and their supply and service of evaporator fans was one of high quality. I installed 10 evaporator fans on climate control to maximise efficiency and the results were incredible. From the first meeting through to commissioning nothing was a problem for the MINETEK WATER team. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with water disposal issues.

Integra Coal Operations Coal Handling & Preparation Plant (CHPP) Manager

We have utilised MINETEK for a number of sound attenuation projects in the Hunter Valley and have formed an excellent relationship with Glencore over many years. MINETEK understand our industry and always provide a solid and professional commitment to meeting our goals and objectives."

Glencore International AG Global HME Category Manager
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