Development of both a Dockable and Hybrid Person-Wearable Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
Project development conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: Research and Development - 6 months
Phase 2: Prototype Construction and Validation Testing - 12 Months
Field testing 200 units in option exercised
Contract Award: 7 Feb 07
Delivery of 10 Prototype units: 7 May 07
Prototype Testing: May 07 - June 07
Delivery of 52 Prototype units: June 07
Prototype Testing: June 07
Option for additional (200) units: Feb 08 ($654, 601.00)
A dockable, hybrid SCSR that will enable breathable-air options to a worn device without exposing the wearer to contaminated ambient atmosphere.
The new SCSR will significantly improve the ability for miners to survive an underground mine fire or explosion. Today's SCSR's will provide only a finite amount of breathing air. New devices can provide a much longer supply limited only by the number of additional "add-on" supplies available.
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Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)