SkillPro have taken over the servicing arrangements for all Fenzy breathing equipment in Australia. This includes any refurbishments, replacements or regular maintenance of seals and tabs.
BHP Billiton’s Crinum mine in central Queensland currently has the most Fenzy units, including 20 minute belt-worn Biocell 1 Start units and 60 minute Biocell LD units. Other mines such as Kestrel, North Goonyella, Newlands and Moranbah North retain small numbers of Fenzy units.
The 20-minute units give mine workers enough time to egress to a cache where long-duration units are kept.
SkillPro senior service engineer, Dale Howard, said the company was currently investigating introducing new prototype products developed by Fenzy. The new Biocell 180 has a three hour duration and could replace three of the 60 minute LD units. The Biocell 180 weighs 6 kilograms, versus 4kg for the 60 minute unit. A new innovation is a full face mask which allows for easier communication.
Howard said any queries should be directed to the SkillPro office in Emerald.