WaTa® water bag
for constructive explosion protection
The patented WaTa® water bag is an innovative explosion protection in the coal and lignite mining industries. The constructive explosion protection with water bags serves the purpose of reducing the serious consequences of an underground explosion to an absolute minimum with the aim of saving human lives and of protecting the roadway system and the mechanical equipment from destruction.
This cost-effective and low-maintenance alternative to conventional stone dust barriers, dust shelves or water troughs has been in use for many years now with great success in the international mining industry. The extinguishing efficiency of this system has been proved in extensive explosion tests carried out in surface and underground testing facilities and galleries.
Due to varying roadway cross sections we offer the WaTa® water bag in sizes ranging from 10 to 40 litres.
The company Dr. Klaus Schulte GmbH is the holder of numerous international permits and certificates of approval. Our WaTa® water bags are used or presented in the following countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, China, India.
The video gives an impression of the dangers of an underground explosion and demonstrates the extinguishing efficiency of the water bag: