MineARC is fortunate to have recently had the opportunity to work alongside INVISTA, the world’s largest integrated fibre, resin and intermediates company. A subsidiary of privately owned Koch Industries, Inc., INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries across North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
INVISTA’s guiding principles place a strong emphasis on the health and safety of their employees, with a commitment to integrate OH&S concerns into all business and operational planning and decision making. Part of the companies commitment to OH&S was to improve on-site safety with ChemSAFE Safe Haven.
MineARC travelled to one of INVISTA’s 21 US facilities, located in La Porte Texas, to complete the installation of three ChemSAFE Safe Havens. North America Sales Representative Scott Sweatt and Service Manager Keith Darnell dedicated four days to the installation and commissioning of the three 30-person ChemSAFE Standard Design units at the site. During this time, operational training was also conducted for INVISTA site trainers.
By request, each INVISTA ChemSAFE features an external vestibule that was fitted directly to existing building exits. This ensures an air-tight access point for facility personnel to move safely between on-site buildings and the safe haven during an emergency without the risk of exposure to external atmospheric hazards. The blast rated structural capacity of the unit was designed to allow free movement with a blast; ensuring that the safe haven maintains its integrity.
The INVISTA ChemSAFEs are equipped with the following additional features:
- 12-hour standalone duration
- CO2 scrubbing
- IVAN voice prompting system
- Automated Oxygen Delivery System (AODS)
- Fixed gas monitoring
- Remote monitoring
MineARC remains at the forefront of the latest safe haven technology and because of this, continues to create new partnerships with companies like INVISTA that take the safety of their employees seriously. MineARC looks forward to continuing a relationship with INVISTA into the future.