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Personal H2S Monitors For Less

September 23, 2015 Gas Detection
construction, Gas, Gas Detector, Gas Monitor, h2s, Hydrogen Sulfide, natural gas extraction, oil, oil rig, oil well, petroleum, refinery

If your company needs to supply personal hydrogen sulfide monitors to its employees, now is a great time to stock up on BW Honeywell Single Gas H2S detectors. BW Honeywell is the leader in lightweight, reliable H2S detection so finding a GasAlert Clip Extreme H2S Monitor on sale is like finding $20 on the ground. If you have lots of employees, it’s like finding thousands of dollars just lying around, and who doesn’t like to save money?

H2S Monitors for Petroleum Production, Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper

Workers use H2S monitors, and they lose H2S monitors. The BW GA24XT-H is bright yellow so even when it’s dropped in a dark corner of the work site, you can still find it. We don’t know what the ratio is of single gas detectors being used every day until the end of their two-year continuous lifespan and those that are dropped accidentally down a hole, but we’ve heard loss of these suckers is pretty high. Don’t ask how it happens. The GasAlert single gas series has an aggressive little alligator clip on the back to firmly attach it to clothing. But loss does happen. Stock up while prices are down.

Industries such as pulp and paper production produce invisible bucket loads of H2S as a by-product of wood breaking down into pulp. The petroleum industry deals with the stinky hydrogen sulfide gas all the time at their oil and natural gas wells, and especially at older production sites. In refineries where H2S is removed from natural gas and oil, and in pipelines used to carry unrefined petroleum, all workers are required to have these units clipped (securely) to their person.

Construction needs these H2S monitoring devices as well. During excavation work in old landfills and swampy areas, exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas can be very dangerous. These monitors provide great value for H2S detection for construction companies. Even light exposure can be hazardous. We know the old guys on the job site roll their eyes. Science is for wussies, right? But here’s how exposure breaks down, and this is why a bunch of those old guys have the shakes.

1,000-2,000 ppm: Loss of consciousness and very possible death
100-1,000 ppm: Here come the serious respiratory, central nervous, and cardiovascular system effects
150-200 ppm: Olfactory fatigue (sense of smell is significantly impaired)
100 ppm: Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH concentration)
5-30 ppm: Moderate irritation of the eyes. (Seems like a big jump to the next level but this list is from ACGIH and NIOSH)
5-10 ppm: Relatively minor metabolic changes in exercising individuals during short-term exposures
Less than 5 ppm: Metabolic changes observed in exercising individuals, but not clinically significant
5 ppm: Increase in anxiety symptoms (single exposure)
5 ppm: Start of the dose-response curve (short-term exposure)
0.032-0.02 ppm: Olfactory threshold (begin to smell)

Sewers, sewage treatment plants, manure tanks, and other areas where organic material break down are ripe for H2S production. Workers need to be aware of the heavier-than-air properties of this gas and remember to wear the monitors below their oxygen intake manifolds (their nose and mouth). The BW Honeywell monitors provide early warning that can save a life. And with these prices you can save life at a significant cost savings. That’s a win-win in any company ledger.

If you have questions about H2S monitors, we know everything there is to know. Seriously. If you have questions about bulk purchases of H2S monitors or specific applications, please give us a ring at 800-829-9580.

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