2015 Media Information
2014 Media Information
2013 Media Information
- December 31, 2013 - Customer Notice-Reminder: SR-100 Units are No Longer Certified for Use
- How to Read the SRLD Temperature Indicator
- SR-D Retrofit Kit Now Available
- May 24, 2013 - CSE: Training Essential to Success of Mine Safety Device (PDF Article)
- Don't Get Stuck With The Wrong Pouch
- January 23, 2013 - Customer Notice - Reminder Phase Out SR-100 Units
2012 Media Information
- Visit Our Booth (#1643) at MINExpo 2012!
- August 22, 2012 - CSE Announces End of Distributor Agreement
- CUSTOMER NOTICE
Re: SR-100 RETRIEVAL & DISPOSAL PROCESS
- May 31, 2012 - CSE Announces Key Initiatives Aimed at Advancing the Production and Delivery of the SRLD
- May 23, 2012 - CSE: Setting the Record Straight
- May 6, 2012 - Monroeville's CSE Corp. Rebounds After Returning to Domestic Suppliers
- Effective Training Saves Lives Presentation
- April 26, 2012 - Statement from CSE regarding MSHA / NIOSH user notice for SR-100
- April 17, 2012 - Statement from CSE Regarding Status of SR-100
2011 Media Information
- July 26, 2011 - NEW SRLD Rescuer Device Approved by NIOSH and MSHA (Approval # TC-13F-0645)
- July 15, 2011 - Manufacturer of New Rescuer Product Points to Advanced Technology & Oxygen Starter
- February 1, 2011 - CSE Corporation Introduces New Miner Breathing Rescue Device
- January 14, 2011 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
Archived Media Information
- September 2, 2010 - Response to the Mine Safety & Health Administration's (MSHA) Procedure Instruction Letter No. I10-V-15 released August 31
- May 12, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
- May 10, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
- April 26, 2010 - Statement from CSE Corporation Regarding the Performance Coal - Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion
- February 26, 2010 - CSE Announces Limited Voluntary Recall of Certain SR-100's for Evaluation
- February 25, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice
- Coal Mine Inspectors Experience SCSR Training Units During Simulated Mine Explosion
- Coal Miners Experience SR-100 Training Units as Part of Mine Safety Training Exercise
- Thank You Letter from West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (PDF)
NEW SRLD Rescuer Device Approved by NIOSH and MSHA (Approval # TC‐13F‐0645)
New rescuer offers advanced technology and oxygen starter
July 26, 2011
The brand new Self‐Rescuer Long Duration (SRLD) developed by CSE Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of mining rescue respirator products in the world, was approved on Friday, July 22 in a joint approval by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), company officials announced today. Manufacturing the device for the mining industry will begin as soon as possible.
"The approval for the SRLD is a tremendously important step for the continued improvement of safety and support for miners," said Scott Shearer, President, CSE Corporation. "The quality of the new SRLD is unmatched and once in the field to our customers, the SRLD will be the smallest, lightest, fastest working unit available in its class."
The new SRLD product features advanced technology in a lightweight package, and boasts an oxygen starter unit designed and manufactured by the most recognized supplier of small compressed gas cylinders in the world. Additionally, CSE has gone to great lengths so that all components are supplied by U.S. based vendors and suppliers.
"The development of the SRLD has required thousands of man‐hours and extensive research spanning more than a decade," Shearer said. "We have partnered with Leland Limited, Inc., the world leader in production of small compressed gas sealed cylinders for supply of the starter oxygen in these new units. The unprecedented quality of this product will instill even more confidence in its dependability by the miners using it."
The new SRLD offers a 40 percent faster production of oxygen at the start up, as well as a 10 percent total increase in oxygen production. In other words, the SRLD produces more oxygen more quickly to the miners who need it. Also, the new SRLD product also includes an Irreversible Seal Indicator, noting breach of water vapor or moisture, as well as a Temperature Indicator, to guide miners and users upon inspection as to what units should be removed from service.
"This product is designed with both miner safety and miner convenience in mind and we have pulled out all the stops,” Shearer said. “We look forward to manufacturing this device and getting it to our customers who are equally as excited."
About CSE Corporation
Established in 1969, CSE Corporation began as an environmental research company servicing
the coal industry. In the mid‐1970s, CSE developed the first of many noxious gas detection
devices and quickly became a leader in air‐quality monitoring systems. In the early 1980s, CSE
introduced the first available one‐hour oxygen Self‐Contained Self Rescuer (SCSR) when federal
regulations began requiring underground miners have access to a 60‐minute breathing
apparatus. CSE next introduced the first belt‐wearable SCSR. CSE has since become a world
leader in SCSR development and technology, earning some of the most prestigious awards
available in the industry. For example R&D Magazine awarded one of its prestigious R&D 100
awards to CSE for producing one of the most technologically advanced new products in the