Concrete Canvas (CC) can be used as an alternative to brattice cloth, plaster board or concrete block-work to construct blast and vent wall structures for underground mining applications. Trials have shown that CC typically provides cost savings of over 20% compared to conventional solutions.
CC provides a vent wall solution which is fast, easy and cost effective to install, other key advantages include:
- Low Logistical Burden: CC can be supplied in man portable rolls allowing for installation in areas with limited access. Up to 200sqm of concrete can be supplied on a single pallet significantly reducing transportation and material handling in difficult to access areas.
- Safe: CC has passed MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) fire testing for use in underground mining applications.
- No Rebound: CC produces no back spray, eliminating problems associated with using sprayed concrete or resin based lining and reinforcement systems around sensitive infrastructure.
- Minimal Training: CC can be installed by personnel with minimal training. The material can be cut and fixed with basic hand-tools. CC cannot be over-hydrated and there is no need for mixing, measuring or compacting on site.