H2S meter and your Gas Mask

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by shurenough, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    You guys don't have H2S training? I have to take a refresher every 3 years to even be able to even get on to some of my customer sites.
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  3. JPenn

    JPenn Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern Tier NY
    If you're working for CHK in/around Canton OH (or any of the other energy companies in the area), get yourself up to speed on H2S, because there are quite a few wells around you'll get a hit on, even hauling water. It's a requirement to pass their orientation, and you shouldn't even be on their sites without an orientation sticker on your hat and a meter on your person. And, no, you're not going to get one of their pickups on the radio unless it's the security guys.

    I've gotten hits on the meter, and I'm still alive. It's nothing to take lightly, it WILL kill you if you are not educated on how to react.
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  4. unloader

    unloader Heavy Load Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Not exactly true. In high ppm yes it will kill you. Mostly will make you sick.

    My main complaint with my company I worked for was that the monitor would go off but it wouldn't tell you what the ppm was. All you knew is that it was over 10-15ppm.

    For all you knew you just got hit with 100-200ppm of h2s which will make you woozy and possibly cause bad nausea.

    The most I ever had happen was I got sick and threw up. Generally speaking when the monitor goes off you walk, don't run, upwind.

    But yeah if the ppm was high like 500-1000 you'd be in pretty rough shape if not dead within seconds.

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  5. canadianredneck

    canadianredneck Light Load Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    West Texas
    Pay 75 dollars and purchase a decent meter, it does show exactly what the reading is. And please, learn about H2S, it is a killer. If you you don't care about your safety, Keep working the patch, it helps thin the herd.
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  6. Canned Spam

    Canned Spam Road Train Member

    Mar 8, 2010

    Worked IN the sewer for a year and was exposed to it every day. Highest I ever saw on the monitor was 120. I put the emergency 5 minute bag over your head scba on, and the other guy choose not to but we just walked to the nearest exit point and climbed out.
  7. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Wapwallopen, Pa
    I've never heard of an M2S meter.
    If you're talking about an H2S meter yes it's true. You're better off having it clipped onto your waistband or below your mouth
  8. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Somewhere in Texas
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  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    We get an annual H2S refresher course. The monitor usually goes off at 10ppm.

    1,000 ppm is fatal in one breath.

    The best place to wear your monitor is on your chest, within 12" of your mouth and nose, because this is your "breathing zone."

    Technical data from NIOSH:
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  10. Dharok

    Dharok Medium Load Member

    Jun 10, 2015
    None of the companies I worked for in Texas had that mask lol.. we did have the monitor and hard hat.. that cheap yellow monitor but no mask.. lots of guys wore it behind their hh lol.. or on the side of it.. I did wear it properly but still I knew I was screwed if something happened...
  11. daf

    daf Light Load Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    I also had a little yellow one and it picked up sulfur fumes from the battery from pumpers pickups if they set still in their trucks too long.
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