Global Processing

New advanced H2S gas sensor delivers protection in hazardous areas

October 18, 2005
With a breakthrough in electrochemical cell sensor technology, the new TS Series Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detectors now provide advanced protection against the deadly hazards of hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) for a wide range of applications. H2S gas is well-known for its rotten egg smell. This chemical compound results from the decomposition of organic matter and metal sulfides —typically found in petrochemical exploration, production and refining. Other industrial processes where H2S is a concern are tanning, mining, sewers, wastewater treatment, wood-pulp processing, rayon manufacturing, sugar-beet processing, and hot-asphalt paving. The TS Series for H2S gas detection includes two models: the TS4000 and the TS400. They both sense H2S over a broad range from 0 to 100 ppm. The advanced electrochemical cells in these devices feature a precision laser weld design that provides superior casing integrity. This rugged construction prevents separation and leaking, which are common problems in other sensor designs, to ensure superior performance. The cells operate over a broad temperature range from -40 to 50 degrees C.