The RPC mine duct is distributed by VLI to the Australian and New Zealand market.
The RPC mine duct is distributed by VLI to the Australian and New Zealand market.

Composites manufacturing specialist RPC, headquartered in Australia, designed and developed a ribbed mine vent duct using carbon fibre. It can withstand a higher vacuum and is half the weight of its fibreglass counterpart.

This reduction in weight decreases risks associated with handling of mine vent ducting during installation or relocation (i.e. less back injuries).

RPC offers standard duct lengths of 2 m, 2.4 m and 3 m.

A 718 mm diametercarbon fibre duct of 3 m in length weighs in at 21 kg.

  • The RPC carbon fibre mine duct was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ at the PACE Zenith Awards in the Automotive & Manufacturing category.

 

Also see:

  • SeaUrchin: the future is tidal
    An article about the SeaUrchin tidal turbine developed by a team of Australian design engineers led by inventor Michael Urch and including RPC Technologies.