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Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by C.B., Sep 1, 2012.

  1. JimDriv3r

    JimDriv3r Road Train Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    What exactly is H2S? (I'm too lazy to look it up).

    And it's a complete waste of time to work for an employer that doesn't maintain his equipment. What type of breakdown issues are you dealing with, and how many miles are on the truck that you were driving? I can imagine the constant stress and equipment wear and tear that the trucks are placed under working in the type of environment that you drive in. Also, does your employer have some sort of preventative maintenance schedule for the trucks, or is it the typical thing where the trucks are constantly running with no maintenance with everyone in total shock when the equipment experiences a malfunction? Questions, questions.....

    Good luck in training tomorrow! It's bad luck to dwell on negative past experiences. Ya gotta look forward to the future with high hopes. Your new employer sounds promising, so keep us updated!

    (This is the part where I'll be begging you to make the snow stop, but it's going to be in the 70's tomorrow where we'll be dropping and hooking :biggrin_25522:!!!)
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  3. Trashtrucker1265

    Trashtrucker1265 Road Train Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    Inverness, Fl
    H2S is a type of gas, that in certain amounts, can be lethal to breathe. Last winter at a well site I was working in PA they hit a patch of H2S, it was nothing serious but enough to register a level of it. From what I was told, it forms from decomposition in the ground, whether it be old vegetation or the fossils of animals long ago. They also said that road kill left long enough will form levels of H2S, that's what causes the bloading, even meat left too long to spoil in a freezer/fridge can form levels of H2S as well. Hope that helps a little.
  4. O.Henry

    O.Henry Medium Load Member

    Sep 1, 2012
    San Antonio,TX.
  5. Speedemon1084

    Speedemon1084 Medium Load Member

    Dec 24, 2011
    Collins, MS
    Hydrogen Sulfide gas. Its heavier than air, so the higher up you are the better. One thing that makes it so dangerous is that you will only smell it for a few minutes. When people quit smelling it they think they are safe. When in reality the gas has just killed there sense of smell.
  6. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    well i had posted it earlier in here what it was.....

    Hydrogen sulfide (British English: hydrogen sulphide) is the chemical compound with the formula H[SUB]2[/SUB]S. It is a colorless, very poisonous, flammable gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs. It often results from the bacterial breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, such as in swamps and sewers; this process is commonly known as anaerobic digestion. It also occurs in volcanic gases, natural gas, and some well waters. The human body produces small amounts of H[SUB]2[/SUB]S and uses it as a signaling molecule.Hydrogen sulfide is slightly heavier than air; a mixture of H[SUB]2[/SUB]S and air is explosive. Hydrogen sulfide and oxygen burn with a blue flame to form sulfur dioxide (SO[SUB]2[/SUB]) and water. In general, hydrogen sulfide acts as a reducing agent.

    Small amounts of hydrogen sulfide occur in crude petroleum, but natural gas can contain up to 90%.[SUP][7][/SUP] Volcanoes and some hot springs (as well as cold springs) emit some H[SUB]2[/SUB]S, where it probably arises via the hydrolysis of sulfide minerals, i.e. MS + H[SUB]2[/SUB]O → MO + H[SUB]2[/SUB]S.[SUP][citation needed][/SUP] Hydrogen sulfide can be present naturally in well water, often as a result of the action of sulfate-reducing bacteria.

    altho you prob didnt read any of that...LOL....

    as for the questions...the maintence issues are not all that major but almost evey day....AND TRUCKS break down...this i understand..BUT PREVENTIVE maint. and fixing things THE RIGHT WAY go a long way....not rigging them up to make do...they let stuff go until i nag repeatedly to fix it...then they fix SOME things....and the SAME things break over and over....because they arent fixed right.....

    and some of the drivers just dont give a rip...one of our other drivers did a pti on one of the dump trks the other day...all the tires had 50 #s of air in them...this dump trk had been being driven by another driver..they driver too fast and dont care where they put the equip. they ARE very hard on it...and given the type of work we do anyway is hard on it...the trk i am in only has 280,000ish on it...a big part of the problem is trailer issues....it just gets old DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY....LOL...several times a week....EVERY week...

    as for the H2S Training...its all done...got my picture passport for Conoco Phillips...i am VERY excited about this..and will post pics of my truck once i get over there....my new boss is great...i have gotten to know him since hubby has been working for him....he is very adament (sp) about mainting his equip. and spoils his drivers...he has an all pete fleet..and we all have automatic tarps....he is kind of obsessive about some things..but in a good way..LOL

    snow??? what is this you speak of????:biggrin_2559:

    hmmm i didnt know that about the meat....yes it can be deadly in small amounts....


    thats the thing, you dont smell it, until its to the point of being dangerous basically....

    soooo anyway...all set just waitin for the boss man to tell me to give my notice where i am...he is waitin for the go ahead to add another truck....should be within the next week or so...after doin construction belly dump work, this is gonna be a piece of cake.....

    CB has an OD load monday..(tank move)....gonna have a lof of those this summer....

    y'all be safe
  7. misc

    misc Light Load Member

    Mar 18, 2010
    H2S smells like a sour fart. Our digestive systems create a small amount of H2S, which helps create that particular odor.
  8. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    well all this hype about going where hubby works came to a screeching HALT yesterday.....i have decided to stay put...i dont deal with attitudes real well...and he got one yest...it was in a discussion over port a potty's....STUPID..and he got rude...and told me to find a field somewhere and if i didnt like it...find me "an in town job".....and "welcome to a mans world"....yeah i could find a field...however, i refuse...not every job site i go to now has them.....but i know there will be one in a little while....sometimes they are on location all day (where hubby works), and they dont have one...sorry facts are facts...women need a bathroom a week out of the month...i know TMI...but thats just the reality....and i am NOT gonna use a field for that....and he got a MAJOR attitude with me over me asking a simple quesiton of plans of putting one out there....so, no thanks.... i will stay put...
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  9. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    bismarck, nd
    you never know how much to appreciate a bathroom and running water till you work in the oil feilds...lol
  10. FloTheWaitress

    FloTheWaitress Crusty Go Go

    Feb 24, 2012
    Colorado Mountains
    Or, stay in an RV without either!
  11. West coast trucker

    West coast trucker Bobtail Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Is this the same guy you said 2 weeks ago was a really nice guy?
    And what happen to this bone disease you had that caused you to quit trucking in the beginning of this thread? Did it get better? Cured?
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