If a system such as the MRS was available for the Sago Mine accident, then both the surface and underground teams could have gone directly to the trapped underground personnel
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Las Vegas, NM (PRWEB) January 10, 2006
Falcon Group, LLC announced today the Mine Rescue System (MRS) technology that can locate and help rescue underground mine personnel. The proprietary technology allows for rapid surface location of underground personnel which allows for both surface and underground rescue in a timely manor.
The MRS system is packaged in a lightweight battery powered backpack or case that can be initiated by underground personnel in less than 1 minute. It then broadcasts a signal that can be identified by surface sensory units and triangulation of the underground personnel’s location beacon can be achieved. Thus allowing for accurate and immediate surface drilling of a pilot hole where basic life extending resources such as oxygen, water, food, medical and communications can be delivered. At the same time a parallel rescue shaft can be drilled saving precious minutes, hours and even days. The system may also be used to quickly identify personnel locations for underground rescue teams. The technology can be used either for vertical rescue (Surface to Mine Rescue), or horizontal rescue (Mine to Mine Rescue).
Both field transportable and permanent installations of the MRS system can be implemented. Permanent sensor installations can monitor 7x24 underground mine beacons for immediate response and rescue.
Designers at Falcon Group said “If a system such as the MRS was available for the Sago Mine accident, then both the surface and underground teams could have gone directly to the trapped underground personnel”.
Falcon Group is offering the technology in the form of a non-exclusive group technology license so that multiple companies and manufactures can build and distribute these safety systems worldwide for the protection of all miners.
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