Cooling conditions for an underground mine
The world’s second largest producer of zinc has one of their sites in the Rajasthan state of India. The average temperature is 38 degrees Celsius, with regular peaks of 50 degrees – which affects a workforce and their output.
The conditions in the mine were causing concern amongst the workforce, Operations were 1.5km from the surface and fresh air, and the customer needed a solution to help their employees be able to work in comfortable surroundings.
Project fact file
Peak temperature of mine
Temp of mine after cooling
4,200 kWr cooling brings 50oC temperatures down to 9oC
We listened to our customer, which allowed us to comprise a solution that cooled the air in the mine, even 1.5km underground
We delivered 4200 kWr of our mobile, modular bulk air coolers and air handling units, connected with air-cooled screw chillers that were placed on an elevated platform.
This package meant that the air in the mine was cooled to an ambience of 9 degrees Celsius, even in the summer heat.
The Aggreko Difference
We keep our cool, so you can too
Cooling keeps zinc mining production going
With a constant Aggreko technician expert on site, the customer can turn their attentions to their core business rather than fret over working conditions and productivity concerns.
The air in the mine is sufficiently cooled that workers can also concentrate on their job in complete safety, and the mine continues to operate at full efficiency