Water control always has been and always will be of primary concern in the mining industry. This makes it a fundamentally important aspect of underground coal mine and design. Whether you are mining in the vicinity of a large body of water, below a worked out coal seam, under confined aquifer, or under abandoned waterlogged workings, there is always risk of inundation. Bulkhead systems are used to help manage this high risk of flooding in mining areas.
Bulkhead Systems Ensure Safety from Flooding
Mining operations use bulkheads to provide a barrier between impounded water or slurry and active mine workings. Bulkhead systems function much like dams to contain water or liquid-like mine wastes. They can also function as regulators to restrict the flow of water from abandoned mine workings to active mine workings. It is essential for bulkhead systems to be 100 percent effective, as even a minor bulkhead failure can cause catastrophic flooding. Flooding of mine workings puts mining workers in extreme danger, and it also cause deterioration of roadways and other nearby infrastructures.
We Offer the Most Robust and Versatile Design
Hoffman Manufacturing’s bulkhead systems offer the most robust and versatile design in the industry. Our bulkheads feature the same heavy duty frame as our bi-fold system, and therefore you can easily transport the bulkhead from one area to another. The durable frame also allows for rotating assembly.
Our bulkheads also feature bolt-in panels for multiple configuration options You’ll have the freedom to create a customized system design, make system changes, and make additions as needed. Bulkhead options include solid (4) section panels, single personnel doors, personnel airlocks, louver dampers, booster fan mounts, and single equipment door panels. Use our Door Configuration Tool to design your bulkhead system and submit your quote request.
- Multiple configurations available
- Available in free standing design
- Robust frame and panel construction
- Bolt in panels allow system changes or additions
- Available options:
- Solid bulkhead systems
- Single personnel doors
- Personnel airlocks
- Louver dampers
- Booster fan mounts
- Single equipment panel