In the oil and gas industry as well as other industrial settings, workers are in danger of being exposed to benzene and other gases and chemicals. To keep everyone safe, companies install benzene gas detectors to monitor large, open areas as well as confined spaces. Since benzene can be fast-moving and extremely hazardous, it’s imperative that a facility make sure it has the best possible benzene detectors installed at various points where dangerous levels of benzene can accumulate. To make sure the most up-to-date technology is available to keep workers as safe as possible, here are some of the most important ways in which H2S sensors work to keep employees and facilities safe.


Because workers in the oil and gas industry as well as other industries spend much of their workday in confined spaces, it’s become necessary to offer them as much protection as possible from gases and chemicals. As a result, many workers today now carry portable benzene monitors from one area to another, allowing them to quickly monitor an area and assess if the situation is safe for them to perform their job. Since many workers on offshore rigs spend many hours each day in confined spaces, portable monitors have become much more prevalent in recent years.

Constant Monitoring

One of the most significant advances in fixed benzene detectors over the past decade has been the ability to provide constant monitoring of facilities that has become much more accurate and reliable. Very useful in numerous types of harsh working environments, constant monitoring allows for the most up-to-date information for workers, allowing them to be aware of potentially serious situations well in advance.

Real-Time Monitoring

In situations where potential danger may exist, it’s vital that employees be able to monitor their surroundings in real-time. By having benzene sensors that allow this to happen, current levels of benzene and other gases and chemicals will always be available, letting workers as well as management monitor the situation and be able to prepare for emergencies if necessary. This can be accomplished not only by using wireless technology to send real-time information to monitoring centers, but also by using sensors and monitors that have multiple alarm systems such as flashing lights, sirens, and horns.

Reduction of Maintenance

One of the biggest advantages of these sensors is the reduction of maintenance tasks, thanks largely to advances in technology that have led to greater accuracy and reliability. Using a combination of data analytics, process controls, and risk mitigation, these sensors have made tremendous strides in providing readings which are more accurate and reliable than ever before. Along with this, less maintenance also leads to less money being spent to replace monitors, allowing companies to spend that money on equipment or employee training.

Consult with GDS

If you have additional questions regarding how H2S sensors work and their ability to provide accurate readings, contact GDS Corporation and speak with a trained consultant who has many years of knowledge and experience in these and related matters.