Our underground spot coolers are durable, easy to transport units cooling solution made to be placed anywhere on a mine site that needs instant spot cooling of people or equipment. The units are made with a solid steel frame and protective skeleton and are small enough to fit in a loader bucket and also have a sled type undercarriage with hooks for dragging in drift type applications for easy transportation and durability. The units are designed with simple easy to replace and source parts, the units often can be field repaired with parts available at local supplier.
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Mine Cooling Professionals has been servicing the underground mining community since 1996. At this time the homestake gold mine in Lead SD was looking for a solution for cooling the air the miners in the underground drifts of the homestake gold mine, the largest and deepest underground gold mines in North America at the time. With the help of the miners at homestake the company founder Jim Swaby designed and built from scratch the first underground spot cooler - the unit was small enough to fit in a loader bucket, made with a ¼” steel exterior for protection and was easily repaired in the mine, it provided 30 tons of cooling power down the drifts to cool the men working in the mine. It was installed in the mine the next year and was a great success, over the next 9 years 47 more coolers were built and installed in the mine, they were an integral part of keeping the miners cool and productive in the mine. Since the closure of the homestake mine more spot coolers have been built and sent to mines in MN, Montana and Mexico to help with cooling problems at underground mines in those areas. The units are built in South Dakota and are still built to the same specifications that Jim and the miners of homestake relied on for 15 years to provide durable, long lasting easy to transport solutions for spot cooling in underground mines.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Engineered to meet the design conditions of underground mining. We build units with proven components tested underground. We have eliminated those parts and components that could cause nuisance failures and require service.