Parker in the Mining Industry

For over 60 year's, Parker Conflow has been providing products and services that help to protect the miners in the international coal industry. The company has also developed expertise in providing dust suppression, fire suppression and water control equipment for a wide range of markets ranging from quarrying to opencast and underground mining across the world. 

 

Parker Conflow products are well known for being of the highest quality and our aim is to design solutions that help customers to solve their problems in an innovative and cost effective way. The Parker Bretby Gammatech range of probes and monitoring equipment analyses the quality of coal and the heat content it is likely to emit. Through our manufacturing expertise and technology, we are committed to reducing accidents in mines and quarries, increasing peace of mind and protecting the mining workforce. 

Applications

Coal dust is the number one cause of fires in mines. Our dust suppression equipment helps to reduce dust, and minimise the risk of explosions underground which are caused when coal dust mixes with methane gas.
Pendulum Valve for dust suppression
Multi-disc cluster sprays for dust suppression
Parker Conflow offers a market-leading range of fire suppression systems utilizing proven technology to protect employees and equipment in the event of a fire.
Fire Hydrant
Pre Set Bend
Parker Conflow's range of pressure measurement and control products provides accurate pressure measurement and greater control when incorporated in water and oil systems.
Ratio Reducing Valve
Pressure Gauge
Our innovative range of products allows the accurate measurement and control of water within a mine, which enables greater control of water usage underground.
Emulsion Mixer
Flowmeter
The Parker Bretby Gammatech range of probes and monitoring equipment analyse the quality of coal and the heat content it is likely to emit.
Ash Probe
Gamma Eye
Our comprehensive range of machine safety systems also protects employees and machinery from unsafe situations. This includes technology that electronically interrupts mining cutting head motors if the minimum water requirements are not met. They also provide a positive safety measure to eliminate accidents in the mine.
Pre Start Warning Unit
Pressure Switch
The Parker Conflow range of filtration equipment helps to filter out contaminants that could affect safety or machine performance.
Y Strainer
Reverse Flusher

Whitepapers

This paper will describe the current suite of Parker Bretby Gammatech equipment for detecting the ash in coal using the Natural Gamma method and what we can now do with this enormous amount of data being collected in terms of getting it to the people who need it in the most suitable format, wherever they may be in the world
Mining belt
Coal mining presents a number of specific hazards, ranging from collapse and flooding to dangerous explosions. Dust created by mining activities presents a hazard because its pervasive nature creates a number of breathing-related issues for people, as well as maintenance issues for machinery. Dust also creates a potentially explosive environment.
Quarry
Traditional coal ash sampling and analysis using a laboratory facility can take a few hours if there is an on site lab or days if the samples are sent away for analysis. Using the Parker Bretby Gammatech portable Ash Probe, the results are available in a few minutes by probing the coal pile with no special training required by the operator.
Mining conveyor belt

Blogs

The Ash Probe is a portable instrument for measuring the ash content of coal, providing the user with highly accurate readings within seconds...
Mining Image
Traditional coal ash sampling and analysis using a laboratory facility can take a few hours if there is an on-site lab or days if the samples are sent away for analysis. Using the Parker Bretby Gammatech portable Ash Probe, the results are available in a few minutes by probing the coal pile with no special training required by the operator
Conveyor Belt
Safety is vital in quarries and cement plants and dust inhalation can be a major problem. Responsible quarries are taking notice of HSE guidance and implementing dust suppression systems to reduce risks associated with Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). The European guidance document - "Good Practice Guide on Workers’ Health Protection through the Good Handling and use of Crystalline Silica and products containing it", made a significant impact on raising awareness of the issue of RCS and its impact on workers. Does your workplace comply with the exposure limits for RCS? What does it take for a dust reduction programme to be successful?
Quarry

Contact

Parker Hannifin Corporation Instrumentation Products Division
1005 A Cleaner Way
Huntsville, AL 35805 USA

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Phone  +1 (256) 881-2040
Fax +1 (256) 881-5072