By Paul Moore
July 9, 2018 - JENNMAR has reached a five year agreement with Draeger, Inc granting JENNMAR exclusive distribution rights for Draeger’s gas monitoring devices for the US mining and tunnelling marketplaces. JENNMAR will also carry additional Draeger product lines to further support the JENNMAR mining and tunnelling customer base in the US market.
Some of the Draeger products which will be exclusively distributed under the agreement include Draeger X-am 5000, developed especially for personal monitoring applications. This gas detector reliably detects up to five combustible gases and vapours as well as oxygen and harmful concentrations of toxic gases, organic vapors, odorant and amine. The Draeger X-am 2500 is a one to four gas detector that reliably monitors combustible gases and vapors as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. The Draeger X-dock is a modular function/bump test, calibration, documentation and reporting system.
Other distributed technologies will include Draeger ChargeAir Systems, which allow direct refilling of compressed air cylinders onsite, even when in use during mining operations, allowing workers and emergency crews an uninterrupted supply of air. The Draeger MRC 5000 Mine Refuge Chamber is “an essential element to any mine rescue plan,” being a high quality, underground emergency chamber that an protect mine workers in the event of contaminated air.
Managing the JENNMAR/Draeger alliance and driving customer service will be Brad Rekuc, Drager Sales Director, and Jim Pinkley, JENNMAR VP. Tony Calandra, EVP of JENNMAR companies stated: “These products will enhance JENNMAR’s sales and add to our presence in providing safety equipment to the mining and tunnelling industries. Draeger is a first class organization with quality products.” Rekuc commented: “We are pleased to partner with a company like JENNMAR that so closely aligns with our organization’s vision to make the mining industry more efficient, and more importantly, make the mining industry safer.”