Minova's Pumpable Crib system has been developed to provide enhanced standing and roof support in underground coal mining. Typically installed for gateroad secondary support, Pumpable Cribs are a cost effective alternative to tin cans or timber cribs. Our system provides a more productive means to install standing support in longwall mining operations, reducing exposure for operational personnel and more cost effective mine production.
Using our patented Tekpak® P technology, we allow you the flexibility to install Pumpable Cribs from the one surface location. A surface to seam operation allows mines to reduce equipment and material movements underground along with reduced operators underground.
We have invested in full scale testing of our Pumpable Crib's at an Australian NATA accredited facility, giving our customers confidence that our Pumpable Crib technology will perform to Australian conditions.
Tekpak® P is a Pumpable Crib material that offers substantial benefits in terms of roof control, speed and ease of installation, ideal for surface to seam installations. Tekpak® P gains 50% of its final 28 day strength within 3 hours.
Tekpak® P is a two part chemical system consisting of Tekcem® P and Tekbent® which when mixed together rapidly reacts to produce a load bearing crib. Tekcem® P is a blended cement powder which forms an easy to pump slurry with water, remaining pumpable for 24 hours. Tekbent® is a low viscosity non setting liquid with an indefinite pumping life.
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