oil field safety!!!!!!!?

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  1. JAL1972

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  3. lonewolf4ad

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    H2S is a concern, but there are adequate safety measures for those who follow P.E.C. or any other guidelines in the field. The problem is you have the arse clowns who wear their meters on top of their hardhat instead of down 6-9 inches below their face. Further, there are idiots who when opening the valves are looking directly at it, which allows for a high concentration to be blown in their face.

    Seriously, if you want to talk shop then at least have some information other than he said/she said. I suppose next you will explain how fracking has led to earthquakes, sinkholes (despite those areas being filled in when the oil is removed), unusual weather patterns, and flammable drinking water.
     
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  4. JAL1972

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    but, but, its all true!!! I watch on youtube!!!
    (sarcasm-o-tron off)
     
  5. Ben Gunn

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    I don't know about OK, but H2S is very common in TX. You can work around it safely with proper training.
     
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  6. lonewolf4ad

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    So far in Colorado I haven't worked a site with H2S, I make sure I've got my meter on though since things can change
     
  7. Aireal

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    Waite...waite, is that why we had those "not so typical ice storms" this year? Well dang it all.

    Their is one place on FM 33 that you can smell the H2S. It's been worse lately. I'm gonna hazard a guess and say due to the "new" site that they are still horsing around at. But their is a site my husband pick's water up at that he says can get really bad ( when the wind stops blowing....LMAO).

    I've heard of driver's going to the hospital for H2S posioning, generally not from sites that are actively drilling or fracking... but from older sites. I have not heard of anyone that died from H2S in the area recently though. ( last 2 yrs)
     
  8. glenn71

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    Ok something is not right here. You say he smells it all the time. That doesn't make any sense, since one of the first things that h2s does is kill your sense of smell. If its around, you can't smell anything.
     
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  9. TLeaHeart

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    low concentrations of H2S do NOT kill your smell... and there are areas that sulfur is very present, and that is what many people are smelling, the sulfur mixed with water...
     
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  10. lonewolf4ad

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    Actually T knowing Texas as well as I do there may be H2S present and people being taken to the hospital. One of the reasons I prefer working in Colorado and Wyoming is site safety. UnfortunatelyTexas has too many old hands who refuse to toe the line when it comes to environmental and safety standards.

    This is coming from a displaced Texan.
     
  11. Aireal

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    He doesn't pull water from there everyday, nor do I drive by everyday. This morning when I went in the smell was strong, this afternoon (5 hr's later) the smell was barely their.

    While it does have a sulfur-ie smell, it doesn't smell like the hot spring's I remember, which definetly had a rotten egg smell.
     
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