Release April 23, 2013
ATLANTA - Strata Products Worldwide, LLC is very pleased to announce that on March 22, 2013 it received official approval for its Harmful Gas Removal Air Component - Approval No. 07-LCA130002-0 - by the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). This approval follows the September 14, 2012 approval of the Breathable Air Component – Approval No. 07-LCA12001-0.
Performance testing according to Part 7 of MSHA’s Final Rule 30 CFR has been completed on the Strata Worldwide Breathable Air and Harmful Gas Removal components of its Fresh Air Bay refuge chambers and test results have been approved by MSHA to meet all requirements outlined in the law.
“We are very happy to be awarded this approval and very proud to be the first chamber manufacturer to receive approval on both the Breathable Air and Harmful Gas Removal components,” states David Maust, Vice President and General Manager of Strata’s Refuge Alternative Division.
The Strata Fresh Air Bay is an inflatable mine refuge chamber that is deployed in emergency situations to provide trapped miners with up to 96 hours of breathable air and other life sustaining provisions while they await rescue.
Strata Worldwide L.L.C. is a global leader in mine safety solutions. The company’s product line includes wireless communications and tracking systems, emergency mine refuge chambers, secondary roof support products, proximity detection systems and mining construction services. Strata is committed to the design and development of technologies that are beneficial for today and that lay a foundation for improved solutions in the future. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the company has service and sales support offices in the mining regions of the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa, China and Mexico.