UK-based Trolex has named Strata Worldwide the exclusive US distributor of its fixed gas detectors for underground mining. Trolex is a global leader in the manufacture of gas detectors, sensors and environmental monitoring systems and has become the preferred choice in methane detectors for OEM giants, Joy and Caterpillar Continuous Miners. Through this agreement, Strata Worldwide will now bring this innovative technology directly to mines in the States.

"We are very excited to be partnering with Trolex to offer this technology in the United States markets," commented Mike Berube, President and Chief Operating Officer of Strata Products Worldwide. "It has been Strata’s vision to offer completely wireless, battery-powered and intrinsically safe atmospheric monitoring systems, which include the additional safety benefits of post-accident monitoring and data revival."

Trolex systems will be available for replacement or advancement of existing monitoring systems underground, as well as integrating with Strata wireless networks to provide continuous data retrieval. Installation and maintenance on these systems can be performed by general plant maintenance personnel which provides low recurring operation costs.

Strata will, however, offer customers full technical and application service packages and will assist with installation, commissioning, service and support, as needed.

"Trolex are delighted to be working with Strata and believe together we have the strongest mine wide safety solutions offering for customers." Pat Brian, Global Sales Director.