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The oil & gas industry is a breeding ground for potential high risk gas hazards, specifically combustible and toxic gases. For this reason, the handling and detection of dangerous gases is essential in order to prevent explosions, fires, equipment failure or any other accidents.

The oil and gas market covers a number of upstream activities such as drilling, production, production, transportation and storage. Whether you’re working downstream or upstream the same gas dangers are present which is why it’s important to prepare for hazards with an effective gas detection program!

Where permanently installed gas detection instruments aren’t available, every worker should ensure that they’re protected by a personal gas detector. An example of this would be a storage vessels or pipelines. Confined spaces are recognised to be one of the most hazardous working environments; pre-entry checks and continuous monitoring are paramount to worker safety.

In the oil and gas industry where production continues 24/7 and conditions can be cold, dark, wet, and noisy, great demands are placed on gas detection equipment. Features such as battery life, local, and remote threat alarms are all important to help maximise safety programs.

Potential Hazards

  1. Carbon Monoxide
  2. Hydrogen Sulphide
  3. Hydrocarbons including Methane
  4. Nitrogen Oxide
  5. Combustible Gases