Hydrogen Sulfide Monitors
Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless gas with a distinct smell of rotten eggs. The gas is flammable, explosive, corrosive, and very poisonous. The gas is commonly found in sewers, petroleum refineries, volcanic areas, water wells, and naturally. Natural gas can contain up to 90% hydrogen sulfide. Typically, the gas is found in areas where organic matter can breakdown in the absence of oxygen. The gas tends to accumulate at the bottom of poorly ventilated areas because it is heavier than air. Additionally, the foul smell of the gas can affect the olfactory senses and inhibit a person from being able to sense its accumulation. The result can be disastrous for an unsuspecting person.
Symptoms of low level Hydrogen Sulfide poisoning include a sore throat, fatigue, eye irritation, loss of appetite, coughing, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, and nausea.
Fortunately, there are several products on the market that are designed to alert and notify users when the Hydrogen Sulfide measurements reach a predetermined level. These monitors will often have multifaceted alarm systems and digital readouts. The Hydrogen Sulfide gas monitors are typically compact and handheld devices that are incredibly portable and user friendly. These instruments come with varying features and warranty levels.
Some of the products include
BW Technologies by Honeywell GasAlert Extreme
Gas Clip Technologies 2 Year Single Gas Clip Detector
Gas Clip Technologies Single Gas Clip Plus Detector
RKI Instruments Toxic Gas Detector
Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Monitor Features
Most Hydrogen Sulfide monitors feature rugged and durable casing that is designed to withstand accidental drops and workplace abuse. The casings are typically brightly colored and help to reduce the risk of leaving the monitor behind. The single gas monitors have easy to read digital readouts that display the real time gas measurement levels along with other details depending on the product. Most importantly, most Hydrogen Sulfide monitors are incredibly user friendly and have a decreased likelihood of user error while in the field.
What to Look for When Purchasing
When looking for the best Hydrogen Sulfide gas monitor to fit your needs, consider the unique requirements of your work environment, the external conditions that may impair your ability to notice an alarm feature, and the price point. Then begin to compare the gas monitors that are on the market with your specific needs. If you have any questions about the reliability or operability of a Hydrogen Sulfide gas monitor, do not hesitate to contact the manufacturer or distributor.