ARA Electrical Engineering Services, trading as Bass Electrical Engineering Services and Datatech Australia, provides custom-built mobile switch rooms and mobile server rooms to the Australian mining and resources sector.
Our switch rooms and server rooms are suited to all mine sites, including those situated in remote locations that experience extreme weather conditions. The switch rooms and server rooms are easily transportable, dependable and robust and are designed to withstand harsh environments. They offer a cost-effective means of delivering power and communications to isolated sites.
Each Bass mobile switch room comprises main and auxiliary switchboard power distribution, motor control centres and a separate dedicated automation room. Off-site manufacture has the advantage of allowing a comprehensive factory acceptance-testing program to be carried out prior to delivery, enabling minimal onsite commissioning time.
The design and layout of Bass mobile switch rooms is such that the structure can be split along its length to enable transportation by road. Switch rooms designed by Bass are adaptable. A recent example is a switch room built for a coalmine that was installed onto an elevated 20 metre platform.
Bass has a large Engineering team that provides power and control system design, PLC and SCADA programming and commissioning services to the mining industry. Systems include design and construct projects for coal stacking/ reclaiming and crushing applications, main ventilation fans, pumping stations and coal process plants. Bass are also able to liaise with electricity distributors regarding site specific HV power supply requirements.
The range of products designed and manufactured by Bass includes:
- Customised switchboards
- Control panels
- Motor control centres
- Low voltage power equipment
- Power factor correction
Datatech design, manufacture and deliver a wide range of standard and custom design mobile and transportable server rooms.
Datatech mobile server rooms are selfcontained systems, complete with racks, UPS, cooling and power distribution. Based on ISO standard 20 foot insulated containers, our server rooms are designed and configured to match customer equipment requirements and kilowatt loading requirements.
Server Room solutions include:
- 10-40kw load capacity options
- Multiple container options
- Cost-effective server room expansion
- Clean server room environment
- Site inspection and installation services
Datatech delivers practical networking solutions and provides customers with secure network infrastructure, including voice, data and SMATV cabling systems.
Established in Australia, Bass and Datatech have been supplying communications and electrical services for over 30 years. We have a reputation for manufacturing innovative, quality products that are built to Australian and relevant international standards. Our mobile switch rooms and mobile server rooms are designed for national and international customers.
Our services and products are synonymous in the marketplace with high quality, on-time delivery and strong customer focus.
ARA Electrical Engineering Services is part of the ARA Group, a group of companies that specialises in building and infrastructure services for industrial, commercial and government markets. ARA operates in all states and territories of Australia and can service mining operations anywhere in the country.
In addition to switch rooms and server rooms, the ARA Group also provides the following services to the mining industry:
- Data and communications.
- Electrical engineering and construction Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of HV and LV infrastructure (including coordination with electricity distributor for HV supply and operating protocols).
- Integrated electronic security – design and installation
- Fire protection – design, installation and maintenance of essential fire systems including mine vehicle suppression systems
- Specialist steel doors.