Application Note – Explosive Hazards Linked to Flammable Aerosols and Liquids

The use of flammable aerosols or liquids should be risk assessed before use to reduce the likelihood of an explosive hazard being generated. While some flammable gasses do not readily achieve a combustible mixture, others can be extremely combustible. This makes the classification of exposure difficult and judgement of acceptability should be made on a per case basis or identified in the site’s risk assessment.

Case Study: Moranbah North Coal Mine Lighting Enclosure

Moranbah North Coal Mine is situated in the Bowen Basin at Moranbah in Central Queensland. Ampcontrol designed and manufactured a fit for purpose flameproof 11kV to 110V lighting enclosure to facilitate extra lighting along with 110V circuit connections for the site.

Case Study – Containerised Substation UK Resources Tunnelling Project

Ampcontrol have been contracted as the sole supplier for a large resources tunnelling project and are set to deliver a range of equipment, cable and maintenance services throughout the construction phase of the project.

Designed to supply power to tunnel surface operations including a welding factory, the containerised substation developed by Ampcontrol will act as the main distribution system on-site.

Coal Mining Solutions

As an industry leader in electrical, electronic and control solutions, we consistently ensure our products and services meet the expectations of our coal mining customers in terms of safety, technical excellence and reliability.

Traction Substations

Ampcontrol’s traction substations are designed for the supply of AC and DC traction loads such as rail/light rail transport systems. Ampcontrol has over two decades of experience in the design and manufacture of high power traction systems. Our solutions can be found all over Australia providing the vital link between the AC supply system and the AC or DC rail, tram, winder and underground material haulage infrastructure systems.

Relocatable Substations

Ampcontrol’s relocatable substations are field proven power distribution solutions designed for use on mine sites, utility networks and in industrial environments. Designed for flexibility of application, our relocatable substations are suitable for powering heavy plant and machinery including draglines, shovels and drills in coal, metalliferous and sand mining operations.

11kV/3.3kV Longwall Substations

Ampcontrol’s Longwall Substations can include up to 10 outlets and are offered in both flameproof and ingress protected (IP66) enclosures, built to customer specifications. Ampcontrol design and manufacture a range of underground substations up to 7.5MVA and customises each to meet the applications required. Longwall Substations are typically 11kV/3.3kV up to 7.5MVA and have been manufactured in either flameproof or ingress protected (IP66) variations.

11kV 1000V Development Substations

Ampcontrol’s Development Substations can include up to 10 outlets and are offered in both flameproof and ingress protected (IP66) enclosures, built to customer specifications. Ampcontrol design and manufacture a range of underground substations up to 7.5MVA and customises each to meet the applications required. Development Substations are typically 11kV/1000V, up to 2.5MVA and have been manufactured in either flameproof and ingress protected (IP66) variations.

Belt Substation

Ampcontrol designs and manufactures belt substations which can include up to 10 power distribution outlets and are offered in both flameproof and ingress protected (IP56) enclosures. Ampcontrol designs and manufactures a range of substations up to 7.5MVA and customises each to meet the applications required. Belt Substations are typically 11kV/1000V, up to 2.5MVA and are typically Ingress Protected (IP56) variations.