When monitoring an area for hydrogen sulfide, much attention is focused on using fixed detectors that are installed in various parts of a facility. However, since industrial plants, research laboratories, offshore drilling platforms, and many other work environments have unique situations involving facility layout, size, and numerous confined spaces that are difficult to monitor, the answer to these problems is often using pocket H2S meters. Small, portable, and easy to use, these meters can be used by engineers, technicians, emergency personnel, and others in all areas of a building or industrial complex. If you want to learn more about how these pocket hydrogen sulfide gas detectors work, here are some crucial tips.

Linking to Mobile Devices

When using these specialized detection meters, one of the biggest benefits is their ability to be linked to mobile devices through the use of wireless networks. In being able to link to tablets, smartphones, and laptops, technicians and others who may be working in confined spaces or other isolated areas can be sure their meter is sending real-time data to nearby engineers and supervisors for constant monitoring. Thus, should an emergency situation occur, others will immediately know and be able to provide help with evacuating or shutting down equipment.

Alarm Systems

When using a pocket hydrogen sulfide sensor, it will have a multi-alarm system that makes it able to be used in virtually any work setting. With most sensors, the alarm system consists of high-pitched sirens, flashing lights, and multi-color strobes. This can be critical when working in confined spaces, since these areas often contain equipment that may be giving off shocks, vibrations, and creating high noise levels. In these situations, should hydrogen sulfide levels become dangerous, the pocket meter can activate its multiple alarms, alerting workers of the crisis. Thus, should noise levels be high, a technician can be alerted via flashing lights or strobes, allowing them time to evacuate the area.

Real-Time Data

Along with using multiple alarms, pocket hydrogen sulfide meters can also transmit real-time data 24/7 if needed to on-site and off-site personnel. Since monitoring at most industrial complexes is done both on and off-site, this feature allows for monitoring at all levels, ensuring safety protocols are closely followed. Thus, if workers begin to smell rotten eggs and realize a hydrogen sulfide leak is occurring, real-time data will be available to on-site engineers and technicians, as well as off-site engineers and scientists in monitoring centers located miles from the facility. By having as many people as possible analyzing the data, quick decisions can be made that will allow technicians to troubleshoot and repair equipment before evacuations are needed.

Becoming more and more popular throughout many facilities, pocket H2S monitors are inexpensive, reliable, and offer many features similar to those found in fixed detection systems. If you would like to learn more about the specifics of these monitoring devices, speak with an Engineer at GDS by calling 409-927-2980 or get more facts by visiting www.gdscorp.com and completing a contact form.