The new mining innovation by UVS
The Ventchoke is an innovative system that is used to divert, reduce, or stop airﬂow completely.
This innovation is designed to wrap around an existing ventilation duct and ensure that the people working in certain areas of an underground mine are receiving the maximum amount of quality air, while the other, un-manned areas of the mine are not wasting fresh air when it is not required.
Owned and manufactured in Western Australia, the system allows for Secondary Ventilation Circuits (Vent Ducting) to be easily shutoff, and ventilation to be redirected to other active headings in the mine, by one person from the ground; this ease of use is very important to increase efficiency on the job.
The low-pressure air (18-20 psi) fills the Ventchoke tube which applies an inward force on the ventilation ducting – this is done via a set air pressure regulator that is built into the Ventchoke.
The pressure in the Ventchoke constricts the vent ducting and stops airﬂow through the ventilation.
There is also a dump value on the Ventchoke for easy deﬂation when required.
The Ventchoke takes approximately 30 – 50 seconds to inﬂate and runs with the same time efficiency when deﬂating.
Adding Ventchoke to your mining project means that you will be able to achieve the ultimate goals for the job while looking after the team that work hard to meet them.
The necessity of a working ventilation system is paramount, and having the Ventchoke on your team is just as essential.