Kinross La Coipa recently installed new air purification systems inside the cabins of loaders, drills and excavators in an effort to further reduce the potential risk of operators’ exposure to dust and other particles during day-to-day activities.
The new state-of-the-art systems provide 99.95% air purity inside the cabin by generating internal pressures to minimize the entry of dust or other particles through two cleaning filters. The system also contains a sensor that measures the presence of CO2 inside the cabin and will notify the operator when recirculation needs to be conducted.
The new systems were launched as a pilot project in front loaders of CAT 994D trucks and La Coipa plans to add six more purifiers in 2022.
“At Kinross, we are always looking at ways to make our operation a safer place,” Guillermo Olivares, General Manager, La Coipa. “While our previous system worked, we identified room for improvement and wanted to ensure we were living up to the highest standards of health and safety. We believe this new system will improve the workday experience for our team.”
To learn more about La Coipa’s air purification systems, check out the article in the Chilean publication ‘El Inversor’ here.