PID Lamp

Methane Detection

Methane Gas Detectors – Portable gas detectors from a1-cbiss for the detection of combustible gases and methane

CAS Number: 74-82-8


Methane (CH4), a colourless and odourless gas has long been known as a chief ingredient of swamp gas. It is combustible and when mixed with air can become volatile enough to explode.


Methane in itself is harmless, but when its concentration rises, the oxygen concentration falls which can cause hypoxia. It also poses a serious explosion hazard, as it is easily ignitable; (explosive hazard range 5.0-15.0%).

Where is it found

Methane gas is formed as organic matter in the mud of marshes or other wetlands. Methane gas is one of the highest causes of greenhouse gas emissions produced by cattle. Methane often accumulates in underground passageways/conduits (including mine shafts and sewers).

Methane products