In a work environment where the possibility of a hydrogen sulfide gas buildup is likely, it’s important to have an accurate and reliable detection system in place. Even though the gas is easily recognized by its smell of rotten eggs, it can spread over large areas very quickly. Therefore, once workers smell the gas, chances are it has already spread to many areas, and is reaching dangerous levels that could lead to a fire or explosion. To make sure gas levels don’t go unnoticed, companies rely on H2S transmitters to alert workers of nearby danger. If you’re wondering how these transmitters work, here are some aspects regarding their most important features.
Since hydrogen sulphide transmitters are installed in various types of work environments, they are equipped with multiple alarm systems, enabling them to be effective virtually anywhere. For example, in areas where workers are spread out over large distances, it may be necessary to use sirens to alert them to potential danger. However, in areas where noise may be a factor, these hydrogen sulfide sensors can instead utilize strobes or flashing lights to alert workers to danger. And since the lights can flash yellow or red, workers can immediately know if the situation is stable or critical, enabling them to take steps to protect themselves.
As modern H2S gas detectors have become equipped with advanced electronics, one of the biggest benefits has been their ability to take advantage of WiFi technology. With this feature, they can easily link to mobile devices like tablets or smartphones. By merging easily with a company’s wireless network, the detectors can transmit real-time data 24/7 to engineers, safety personnel, maintenance technicians, managers, and others who rely on this information to do their jobs. Because of this, there can be much better coordination between on and off-site personnel in the event of an emergency, which can ultimately save lives.
Monitoring Confined Spaces
Since hydrogen sulfide can build up quickly in large areas, it can sometimes take only seconds for it to do so in a confined space. This gives workers in these areas very little time to evacuate, often leading to injuries or deaths. As a result, most companies now require workers who will be in confined spaces to carry portable H2S gas monitors with them at all times. Smaller than most cell phones, these transmitters can clip to clothing, be handheld, or instead placed around equipment where the employee will be working. By having this ability to monitor their surroundings while still performing their necessary job tasks, efficiency and safety are both substantially increased.
As companies take more steps to increase safety for workers and others, it’s likely they will choose to invest in sophisticated H2S detection equipment. But since most systems have various features that are extremely specialized, it’s always best to get as many details as possible regarding how the transmitters will perform in certain facilities. To learn more about them and their capabilities, contact GDS at www.gdscorp.com.