Industrial Scientific Introduces Portable Gas Detection Solution for Mine Refuge Chambers

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The MX6 Refuge Chamber Kit is the first MSHA-approved portable gas detection solution for the monitoring of gases in mine refuge chambers.

MX6 Refuge Chamber Kit

The MX6 is a proven instrument that is familiar to miners across the U.S.

Industrial Scientific, the leading provider of Gas Detection as a Service, announced today the availability of the MX6 Refuge Chamber Kit for use in monitoring hazardous gases inside and outside of mine refuge chambers during emergency situations. This is the first portable gas detection solution for use in refuge chambers that is approved by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in accordance with the new chamber regulations as specified in Part 7 of Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations.

Included in the kit are two MX6 iBrid multi-gas detectors with safety orange faceplates, one with a pump and one without, in addition to instrument accessories. To ensure continuous monitoring of the chamber for up to 96 hours, also included in the kit is an application-specific instruction manual, spare batteries, spare pump filters, exhaust fittings and sample tubing.

“The MX6 is a proven instrument that is familiar to miners across the U.S.,” said Scott Jubeck, global product manager of multi-gas solutions. “Industrial Scientific is pleased to deliver the first gas detection solution for refuge chambers that will aid in keeping miners safe from hazardous gas levels when immediate escape from a mine is not possible.”

United Central is the exclusive distributor of the MX6 Refuge Chamber Kit. To learn more, contact your local United Central branch. Contact details can be found at

About Industrial Scientific Corporation
Industrial Scientific Corporation is the world’s leading provider of Gas Detection as a Service. With more than 965 people working in 22 countries, Industrial Scientific is dedicated to eliminating death in the workplace by the end of this century. Achieving this goal requires dedication to delivering highest quality and best customer service in all transactions. Industrial Scientific also focuses on providing analysis of data from equipment use and maintenance to identify problems before they happen. Industrial Scientific has operations based in Pittsburgh (USA), Arras (France), Dortmund (Germany) and Shanghai (China). The company provides technical services to customers from local service centers around the world, and has additional offices in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Industrial Scientific is the parent company to Oldham ( and Predictive Solutions Corporation ( For more information, visit

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