ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven

MineARC's ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven for petrochemical facilities offers a safe and secure ‘go-to’ area for multiple personnel in the event of a toxic chemical release, fire, explosion or other hazardous emergency response scenario.

The ChemSAFE Standard Design (SD) Safe Haven has been continuously re-engineered and refined to offer the latest in safe refuge technology, providing chemical facility occupants with optimal safety features such as blast resistance, gas detection & scrubbing and remote monitoring.

ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven

ChemSAFE SD Safe Haven Overview

As MineARC's original and most requested design for petrochemical facilities, the ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven has been meticulously engineered to ensure ease of transport and a robust exterior. Constructed from 6.4mm (1/4") steel plate with external steel support wraps as standard, the portable safe haven comes equipped with a skid base, lifting lugs and forklift slots to the sides. The steel structure can be further reinforced to achieve a blast resistance rating of up to 12psi overpressure for 200ms.

Standard configurations are available based on occupancy – from 8 to 30 people- however dimensions and rated occupancy can be custom-engineered to ensure the safe haven is suitable for your facility.


Model Occupancy Height (m/inch) Width (m/inch) Length (m/inch) Weight (kg/lb)
PS-SD1-08-SIV-12 8-Person 2.21 / 87" 2.25 / 89" 4.19 / 165" 4300 / 9400
PS-SD2-012-SIV-12 12-Person 2.21 / 87" 2.25 / 89" 4.80 / 189" 4700 / 10200
PS-SD3-16-SIV-12 16-Person 2.21 / 87" 2.25 / 89" 6.02 / 237" 5400 / 11900
PS-SD4-20-SIV-12 20-Person 2.21 / 87" 2.25 / 89" 7.23 / 285" 6000 / 13200
PS-SD5-26-SIV-12 26-Person 2.21 / 87" 2.25 / 89" 8.44 / 332" 8400 / 18500
PS-SD6-30-SIV-12 30-Person 2.21 / 87" 2.25 / 89" 9.64 / 380" 8600 / 19000
  • Series IV Scrubbing System with pre-packaged CO2 chemicals
  • Blast rating: 5psi
  • iVAN Voice prompt system
  • Aura-FX Fixed Gas Monitor
  • Positive Pressure Flushing System
  • Air conditioning and dehumidifying
  • Internal lighting / external warning lights and siren
  • Communications connection
  • 12 hr minimum backup power supply (UPS)
  • Internal or external vestibule
  • Satellite UPS System
  • First Aid Kit (Standard on US Models)
  • Positive Pressure Maintenance System
  • Automated Oxygen Delivery System
  • Step Down Transformer

Discover the ChemSAFE SD Safe Haven for Petrochemical Facilities

The ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven has been designed for extreme risk zones on any petrochemical facility. It features 0 ACH for toxic gas leaks, providing the highest level of chemical protection available. In addition, it is available with up to 12psi blast rating.

Click on the video opposite to see the ChemSAFE SD in the context of a petrochemical facility!

Safe Haven Exterior – Front

The ‘face’ of the safe haven is designed primarily for easy identification and quick access during an emergency.

The strobe lighting, warning siren and reflective signage alert passers-by to the safe haven’s location, whilst the rotating door handles provide simple, straight forward access to the safety of the interior.

An additional feature of the ChemSAFE Standard Design range is a fully pressurised vestibule, providing added protection against the ingress of smoke and other harmful toxins. Vestibules are available as either an internal or external feature of the safe haven. See further on for additional information.

Safe Haven Interior

Inside a ChemSAFE Standard Design Safe Haven, a number of vital life-support systems combine to create a safe, ongoing environment for occupants. Systems include; air (oxygen) supplies, air conditioning and dehumidifying, positive pressure systems, electrical and communications, gas detection and carbon dioxide removal.

The safe haven features a MineARC Series IV Controller; the most advanced safe-refuge technology, anywhere in the world.

The ChemSAFE Standard Design uses MineARC's unique voice activated Series IV electrical scrubbing system in conjunction with MARCISORB chemicals to ‘scrub’ the build up of harmful CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the air inside the safe haven.

Safe Haven Exterior – Rear

The rear of the ChemSAFE Standard Design houses important electrical and backup power supply systems. A secure floor-to-roof cabinet provides greater protection for these systems, unlike more basic safe haven designs. The base of the cabinet contains the safe haven's UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) battery backup system. The UPS is a failsafe system that can power the safe haven's internal life support systems for a minimum of 12hrs, should mains power become cut-off.

Comparison Table

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