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Minova Australia Introduces a New "Ultra Safe" Injection Resin
30 June 2011
Minova Australia has introduced a new “Ultra Safe” NSW DII Approved, Injection Resin to Australian Coal Mining. In coordination with Minova’s global centre of excellent for injection chemicals in Europe, “Carbomine” has been developed specifically for Australian underground coal mining and is fully LOBA compliant.
Carbomine is a two component Phenolic Injection Resin system mixed at a 4:1 ratio, which enables the application equipment to also be used for pumping Minova’s Carbofill Cavity Filling Foam. The dual use of the same application equipment ensures a substantial time saving in the set up for applications requiring both products.
Carbomine has recently had its first Australian underground application at Donaldson Coal’s Tasman Mine near Newcastle. Carbomine was injected into a rib line as a precautionary sealing measure to prevent spontaneous combustion after air passages through the coal pillar had found elevated heat.
Carbomine has a very low exothermic temperature of less than 400C, and during the application Zero Phenol and Formaldehyde was detected. The excellent strata penetration and superior bond strength characteristics of Carbomine made it an ideal choice for this specific application.
Tom Meikle, Minova Australia Business Development Manager says that the first application went as well as could be expected and he was especially pleased at the low system pressures observed during application, and, leaking product temperature observed through a Thermal Imager of less than 200C.
Tasman Mine Site Manager Keith Falconer stated that “the product proved itself to be an ideal low temperature sealing solution”.
This application was completed by experienced personnel from Minova’s NSW Operations and Technology teams. Carbomine is now commercially available in Australia and all enquiries should be directed to Minova Operations in QLD and NSW.