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Strata Worldwide is excited to announce the global launch
of its next generation emergency refuge chamber; the
The Strata ERCX is a steel-sided, walk-in refuge chamber
for use in underground metal/non-metal mines, tunneling
operations, chemical plants, and any other industrial facility
where emergency isolation for workers may be required.
The new design is intended to provide greater flexibility for
custom configurations, and to implement many time-learned
improvements for occupant safety and comfort.
“We have been engineering and constructing refuge chambers
for the global mining and tunneling markets for over 13 years,”
states David Maust, General Manager of Emergency Refuge
Chambers - Americas. “We have learned valuable lessons from
our experiences and through customer input. It was our primary
goal to develop a product that would meet the preferences of
our customers, and at the same time be easily tailored to meet
local and industry-based regulations.”
The ERCX is available in four standard sizes, 8- 12-, 20- and
26-person and has select base configurations. It also boasts a
comprehensive list of customer preferred options.
These options range from structural modifications, such as
wheel and hitch packages and airlock entrance compartments,
to highly sophisticated communications and remote monitoring
systems that include several options for establishing a live
connection to the surface.
Time duration selections include 24, 36, 48 and 96 hours of
breathable air and battery back-up on-board supplies.
“We are very optimistic about this new product launch,” CEO
Mike Berube says.
“As a company, Strata Worldwide is always looking to enhance
and expand its safety product lines, and this new design of one
of our core products is another step forward on our mission. We
wanted to create a globally recognizable product that brings to
our customers the latest technologies available.”
The ERCX has earned mining industry certifications fromMSHA
and ATEX, as well as ITA & BS EN tunneling certifications.
The new units are ready to order, with Strata already making its
first deliveries this month.
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