Increase Safety with H2S Gas Detection

In the industry, personnel safety is paramount. Many industries have gases as part of their day-to-day operations that are deadly to the people working around the facility. You need to measure and detect that gas when it’s not where it’s supposed to be. Fixed gas detection is installed in places where gas could be present. There are many gas types, but I’m going to limit the following to H2S gas.


H2S gas is a deadly gas and there are many deaths from it every year. Any place that people could be working and also has the potential to see this gas needs a detector. H2S detectors should be mounted low to the floor because it is heavier than air and tends to sink. Most sensors should be calibrated every 6 months. The more had they are exposed to, the more often they need to be calibrated. Sensors should be connected to visual and audible alarms that can be seen and heard by personnel before entering the room and notify those already in the room to vacate the area. Many facilities use a third party to perform these calibrations to ensure they are done and done properly.


For questions on gas safety and detection, please contact myself or the fine folks at Jasper Engineering. Contact us at 952-938-6504 or sales@jaspereng.com

Patrick Harlan

Patrick Harlan holds a degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and has more than 20 years of experience in industrial process control. Patrick works with customers located in Nebraska, Western Iowa, and Southeast South Dakota specializing in process instrumentation, heat trace and controls valves. Patrick’s approach is to specify products and solutions which will better measure, control and optimize your process. 


If you seek to measure efficiencies, obtain tighter control of processes, and increase plant safety, Patrick welcomes your questions at (402) 440-2325 or PHarlan@JasperEng.com