Detection Professional Blog


Gas Migration: Pin Pointing Underground Gas Leaks


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When underground natural gas pipes leak, it is often due to external damage to the buried pipe. Digging, excavation and corrosion are a few common causes of natural gas leaks.

Underground gas leaks tend to migrate along the path of least resistance. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is lighter than air, and can migrate through loose soil, sewer lines and buried conduit.




Hands-On Training: The Next Generation


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Gas detection instruments used today are complex, with embedded menu systems, multiple gas display readings, ticking sounds, warning lights and alarming sounds. This can often be confusing for new and less experienced users. A live gas emergency is the wrong time to open an operation manual or second guess one’s training. The SENSIT GLT Gasless Leak Trainer is a must-have for anyone responsible for training the next generation of employees.




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Technology Used By The Natural Gas Industry


Today’s natural gas industry faces constant pressure to improve worker and public safety as well as reduce methane emissions to improve the environment. SENSIT Technologies continues to lead the way, bringing solutions to the marketplace that address both issues.

Every natural gas company’s most critical mission is the protection of life and property. There are many new technologies and products being introduced that can help the industry effectively, efficiently, and affordably meet that mission. This article will discuss the tools used for various activities conducted by natural gas workers: 1) detectors for responding to odor and gas leak investigations, 2) devices and technology used for leak surveys and methane specific detection, and 3) technologies for data collection and remote and unmanned detection.




Remote Natural Gas Detection To Keep Firefighters Safe


Turnout gear is not rated for gas explosions, flying debris, glass, and other hazards launched in an explosion. Is there a better way to respond to natural gas emergencies? Does it make sense to risk a firefighter’s life with an order to walk into the suspected gas plume to get a reading on his meter? There is no “plan B” if the gas lights up. A firefighter can’t run fast enough.

The purpose of this article is to reveal a new (to the Fire Service Industry), yet well proven technology that can significantly increase the effectiveness and speed of size-up at a natural gas emergency. This technology provides huge safety benefits for first responders and the public.