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  • Eco-Innovative

    Hybrid Cement

Ecomine system

Ecomine System



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Ecomine System

Ecomine is a polymer enriched liner support system used in block cave mining as a method to enhance safety and productivity.

Eco-Support is a shotcrete that can be used to inhibit the movement of rock by assisting in the prevention of fall of ground incidents.

Eco-Support has an inherent energy absorption capability and is used mainly for the secondary support of underground shafts and rock faces.

Further benefits are:

  • Ecomine is water based and is supplied as a blend of powder chemicals and graded sand with fibre in 30kg bags (Eco Support) and a liquid component of blended polymer (Ecopoly) in a 5L container
  • The entire contents of the kit are simply mixed together, to form a thixotropic paste that is sprayed onto the prepared rock face.
  • This product can achieve the equivalent energy absorption to a standard Shotcrete of double its thickness, i.e. a standard 50mm Shotcrete will have the same energy absorption as a 25mm thick layer of Ecomine. Due to the reduction of thickness, a reduction of approximately 50% in material handling via cage time and other underground logistics can be realised.

Ecomine System

Eco support packed in 30kg bags and Ec0 polymer packaged in 5 litre containers are transported underground via cage

Ecomine can achieve the equivalent energy absorption to a standard Shotcrete of double its thickness, i.e. a standard 50mm Shotcrete will have the same energy absorption as a 25mm thick layer of Ec0mine.

MIXING AREA

UNDERGROUND MINING AREA

Due to the reduction of thickness, a reduction of approximately 50% in material handling via cage time and other underground logistics can be realised.

Ecomine System

Ecomine forms a thixotropic paste that is sprayed onto the prepared rock face.

Eco-Support is a factory blended material designed to be a secondary support for rock faces and primary support on embankments that resists up to 300J of energy and gains strength when placed.

Eco Poly

Description

Eco Poly is a liquid blended polymer material designed to increase bond, tensile, and flexural strengths for the Eco Shotcrete system.
The Eco Shotcrete system is used as secondary support on rock faces and primary support on em- bank ments that resists from 200J to 1100J of energy and gains strength when placed.

Typical Uses

Eco Poly is a polymer material which has an inherent energy absorption capability and can increase the tensile, bond and flexural strengths of cementitious shotcrete systems. It is used mainly for these condary support of underground shafts and rock faces.

  • Ability to set and strengthen in low waterflow.
  • Reduce transport costs by up to 50%.
  • Reduce material handling by up to 50%
  • Reduce maintenance costs of equipment by up to 50%
  • Reduce shaft time costs of equipment by up to 50%
  • Increase production m2 with the same labour force.
  • Low rebound, (<5%),when applied with an air pressure exceeding 2.5 bar.
  • Zero rebound when used in conjunction with the Eco shotcrete system.Special Features EcoPoly increases early bond, tensile and flexural strengths in comparison to standard 40MPa shot- crete which increases the safety of mining personnel.Limitations

    EcoPoly should not be used in an unventilated environment.

    Physical Properties

    pHH5.5 –7.0
    Specific Gravity950 -1050kg/m³
    ColourWhite
    Energy Absorption (J)200 -1100
  • Please  read  MSDS  in conjunction with  the TDS.
    Packaging 5, 25 or 1000 litre containers.
    Storage Keep in cool containers off the ground.
    Shelf Life 6 months if correctly stored.
    Technical Advice The technical department is available to assist with advice on the correct application of the Ec0Poly.

Eco Support MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

1. Company Details

Name : ARC Innovations (PTY)LTD

Address : 82 Bonnyvale road, Norton Home Estates Benoni, 1501

In case of an emergency contact either Cyril Attwell (078 456 3833) or Hassim Osman (082 786 4003)

2. Composition
Product name : Eco-Support

CAS no : 65997-16-2

E.C no : 266-045-5

E.C label : 1272/2008 EU no. : 67/548/EEC

3. Hazardous Identification

Eco-Support poses little immediate risk. However, prolonged exposure to wet Eco-Support can cause caustic burns or allegoric reactions.

Inhalation : Eco-Support contains small amounts of free crystalline silica. Prolonged exposure to respirable free crystalline silica can aggravate other lung conditions and cause silicosis, a disabling and potentially fatal lung disease and/or other diseases. Risk of injury or disease depends on duration and degree of exposure.

Skin : Discomfort or pain cannot be relied upon to alert a person to a hazardous skin exposure. Consequently, the only effective means of avoiding skin injury or illness involves minimizing skin contact, particularly contact with wet Eco-Support. Exposed persons may not feel discomfort until hours after the exposure has ended and significant injury has occurred.

Exposure to dry Eco-Support may cause drying of the skin with consequent mild irritation or more significant effects attributable to aggravation of other conditions. Dry Eco-Support contacting wet skin or exposure to moist or wet Eco-Support may cause more severe skin effects including thickening, cracking or fissuring of the skin. Prolonged exposure can cause severe skin damage in the form of (caustic) chemical burns.

Some individuals may exhibit an allergic response (e.g., allergic contact dermatitis) upon exposure to Eco-Support. The response may appear in a variety of forms ranging from a mild rash to severe skin ulcers. Persons already sensitized may react to the first contact with the product. Other persons may experience this effect after years of contact with Ec0-Support products.

Eyes : Exposure to airborne dust may cause immediate or delayed irritation or inflammation.

Eye contact with larger amounts of dry powder or splashes of these wet materials may cause effects ranging from moderate eye irritation to chemical burns and blindness. Such exposures require immediate first aid (See section 4.) and medical attention to prevent significant damage to the eye.

Ingestion : Although small quantities of dust are not known to be harmful, ill effects are possible if larger quantities are consumed. Eco-Support should not be eaten.

Carcinogenic potential : NTP, OSHA, or IARC has not listed Eco-Support as a carcinogen. It may, however, contain trace amounts of substances listed as carcinogens by these organizations. Crystalline silica, which is present in Eco-Support in small amounts, has been listed by IARC and NTP as a known human carcinogen (Group I) through inhalation.

4. First Aid Measures

First Aid                    

Inhaled Move to fresh air in discomfort

First Aid                    

Skin Wash off with water and pH-neutral soap or mild detergent.

 

Remove clothing.

 

Shower thoroughly.

First Aid Eyes 

Flush eyes with water for at least 20 minutes

 

Seek medical advice if symptoms persist

 

Speed is essential

First Aid Ingested

Wash mouth with plenty of water.

 

Do not induce vomiting

 

Contact a medical practitioner

 5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash point                         

None

Lower explosive limit 

None

Upper explosive limit 

None

Extinguishing media 

Not combustible

Auto ignition                            

Not combustible

 

No special fire-fighting procedures are required as

 

Ec0-Support poses no fire-related hazard.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Collect dry material using a scoop. Avoid actions that cause dust to become airborne. Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as described in Section 8.

Scrape up wet material and place in an appropriate container. Allow the material to “dry” before disposal. Do not attempt to wash Eco-Support down drains.

Dispose of waste material according to local, state, and federal regulations.

7. Handling and storage

Keep Eco-Support dry until used. Normal temperatures and pressures do not affect the material. Promptly remove dusty clothing or clothing that is wet with Eco-Support fluids, and launder before reuse. Wash thoroughly after exposure to dust, wet Eco-Support mixtures or fluids.

8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Inhalation : Wear dust mask (never inhale any dust or fumes from any chemical)

Skin : Prevention is essential to avoid potentially severe skin injury. Avoid contact with unhardened wet Eco-Support products. If contact occurs, promptly wash affected area with soap and water. Where prolonged exposure to unhardened Eco-Support products might occur, wear impervious clothing and gloves to prevent skin contact. Where required, wear sturdy boots that are impervious to water to eliminate foot and ankle exposure. Do not rely on barrier creams; barrier creams should not be used in place of impervious gloves and clothing. Periodically wash areas contacted by dry or wet Eco-Support or concrete containing Eco-Support with a pH-neutral soap. Wash again at the end of the work. If irritation occurs, immediately wash the affected area and seek treatment. If clothing becomes saturated with wet concrete containing Eco-Support, it should be removed and replaced with clean, dry clothing.

Eyes : In conditions where user may be exposed to splashes or puffs of Eco-Support wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles. In extremely or unpredictable environments, wear unvented or indirectly vented goggles to avoid eye irritation or injury. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with Eco-Support.

Ingestion : Observe the rules of hygiene, wash hands before eating, drinking or smoking

9. Physical & Chemical Properties

Chemical class

Commercial

Description             

White-gray sand-like powder

Odor                           

No distinct odor

pH (in water) 

11 – 12.5

Solubility in water

Marginal (0.1 to 1.0%)

Flashpoint               

Not Applicable

Melting Point 

1300 to 1350˚C

Specific Gravity

2.3 to 2.5

 10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability                                      

 

Stable

Incompatibility                        

 

Wet Eco-Support is alkaline when wet, as such it is

  

incompatible with acids and aluminium metal

Conditions to avoid               

 

Unintentional contact with water or acids

Hazardous Decomposition

 

Will not occur spontaneously.

Hazardous polymerization

 

Will not occur

  1. Toxicological Information:

The substance is not classified as dangerous in the sense of European Directive 67/548/ EEC on Dangerous Substances and Regulation 1272/2008/EC on CLP.

Effects on human health

Slightly alkaline substance. Risk of irritant dust formation.

Skin contact: Acute effects: Risk of irritation in case of prolonged contact with the skin. Must wear clothes suitable for dealing with alkaline products. Must wear gloves suitable for dealing with alkaline products.

Eye contact: Acute effects: Risk of irritation and/or burns. Must wear safety goggles.

Swallowed: Risk of irritation, burning sensation, abdominal pain.

Inhalation: Acute effects: in case of dust inhalation, risk of irritation of respiratory tract, burning sensation, cough, sore throat, breathlessness.

Aggravation of pre-existing illnesses due to exposure

Exposure to slag dust may aggravate the symptoms of pre-existing illnesses, such as respiratory pathologies, emphysema, asthma, eye pathologies and skin pathologies.

12. Ecological Information

The substance is not classified as dangerous in the sense of European Directive 67/548/ EEC on Dangerous Substances and Regulation 1272/2008/EC on CLP.

No negative ecological effects are expected based on current knowledge.

Naturally and environmentally harmlessly, granulated blast furnace slag produces an inhibitory effect on germination in the areas where it is applied. This must be taken into account in areas where natural flora and fauna are protected.

Risk of environmental pH modification (pH>7). When used in stagnant or slow flow water, it is recommended that water be oxygenated, and speed of work execution be adapted so that water pH does not adversely affect fauna and flora.

13. Disposal Considerations

Eco-Support must always be reused except in case of mixing or contamination from other substances or mixtures preventing reuse.

If disposal is required when reuse is not possible, the substance must be disposed of according to the current laws. From a safety perspective, long periods of storage do not alter the product characteristics. Do not discharge into sewers or surface waters.

Hardened Eco-Support is a non-hazardous waste according to Decision 118/2001/EC modifying Decision 253/2000/EC relating to the list of wastes.

14. Transport Information

Eco-Support is not considered as hazardous according to the following transport regulations:

  • ADR/RID/CDG Road / CDG Rail.
  • Inland waterway transport (ADN/ADNR)
  • Sea transport (IMO/ IMDG)
  • Air transport (ICAO/IATA)

No special precautions are required except for those mentioned in section 8.

  1. Regulatory Information:

            E.C. no.        266-045-5

            R36/38        Irritating to skin and eyes.

            S24/25        Avoid contact with the skin and eyes

            S29              Do not empty into drains

            S57              Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination

  1. Other Information:

Reason for Alteration: New Issue.

Eco-Support should only be used by knowledgeable persons. While the information provided in the material safety data sheet is believed to provide a useful summary of the hazards of Eco-Support as it is commonly used, the sheet cannot anticipate and provide all the information that might be needed in every situation. Inexperienced product users should obtain proper training before using this product.

A key to using the product safely requires the user to recognize that Eco-Support chemically reacts with water, and that some of the intermediate products of this reaction (that is, those present while a Eco-Support product is “setting”) pose a more severe hazard than does Eco-Support itself. These hazards include potential injuries to eyes and skin.

The data furnished in this sheet do not address hazards that may be posed by other materials mixed with Eco-Support to produce Eco-Support products. Users should review other relevant material safety data sheets before working with this Eco-Support or with Eco-Support products, including, for example, concrete containing Eco-Support.

Eco Support

Ec0-Support is a factory blended material designed to be a secondary support for rock faces and primary support on embankments that resists up to 300J of energy and gains strength when placed.

Ec0-Support is a shotcrete that can be used to inhibit the movement of rock by assisting in the prevention of fall of ground incidents.

Typical Uses

Ec0-Support has an inherent energy absorption capability andis used mainly for the secondary support of underground shafts and rock faces. Further benefits are:

  • Ability to set and strengthen in low waterflow.
  • Good early strengths when combined with conventional shotcrete accelerators                                                      based on Aluminium Sulphate.
  • No shrinkage when used in its designed application.
  • Low rebound

Special Features

Ec0-Support has a low rebound when compared to conventional shotcrete materials.

Limitations

Ec0-Support is not suitable for use where water is acidic, or the pressure of free-flowing water across the rock face is greater than 1 bar.

An air pressure of 3 – 5 bar pressure should be used to apply shotcrete.

Physical Properties
pH12.0>10
Specific Gravity2300kg/m >2050
ColourGrey 
Strength (MPa)25 @ 7 days >20
Strength (MPa)40 @ 28 day >35
Energy Absorption (J)200 -300 >200
Washout in non-flowing wate<3%

Please read MSDS in conjunction with the TDS.

Packaging
20, 25, or 30kgs Bags

Storage
Keep in cool containers off the ground.

Shelf Life
6 months if correctly stored.

Technical Advice

The technical department is available to assist with advice on the correct application of the Ec0-Support.

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