The Sentro gas detector, integrated with Strata’s wireless communications and battery technology, enables monitoring of toxic and explosive gases throughout the mine, while providing substantial cost and time savings.
Using Strata’s CommTrac or Connect communication networks, data from the gas sensors is continuously transmitted to a central Graphic User Interface at the surface.
This provides live monitoring of atmospheric conditions in everyday operations underground. If gas levels rise above pre-set thresholds, alarms are triggered and immediate notification is sent to the surface.
To further enhance the knowledge of the mine environment post-accident, the Sentro CO sensor has a detection range of 0 to 500ppm.
This enhanced range provides a high level of accuracy while delivering vital information to mine operators and rescue personnel, Strata Worldwide chief technology officer Tom Michaud said.
“In recent events, the inability to obtain real-time atmospheric monitoring data from the mine post-accident, caused many difficulties for the operators and rescue teams,” he said.
“With Strata’s battery-powered systems, this is not an issue. The detectors continue to stream the readings post-accident and operators have a much clearer view and understanding of the underground conditions.”