Pocket Safety Guide - H2S

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January 2010

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Pocket Safety Guide - H2S

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Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a highly toxic gas that can cause serious injury or death at relatively low concentrations. This book looks at the characteristics of H2S, the circumstances under which it is likely to be encountered and how it can be recognised. It discusses H2S testing and monitoring, instrumentation and PPE and sets out operational precautions to be taken on tankers during loading/discharging, on passage and when purging.

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This pocket book highlights the key dangers of H2S and the preventative actions that must be taken. In addition to operational safety, it lists the exposure effects at different concentrations and discusses medical/first aid and emergency response.

1 Introduction


2 Where, What and How


3 H2S Testing and Monitoring

3.1 Personal Monitoring

3.2 Detector Tubes and Portable Monitors

3.3 PPE


4 TWAs and TLVs


5 Operational Precautions on Tankers

5.1 Operational Precautions


6 Gauging and Tank Measurement


7 Effects of Exposure to H2S

7.1 Exposure Effects at Different Concentrations

7.2 Medical/First Aid


8 Emergencies and Cautions


9 Other Useful Information

9.1 Bunker Fuel

9.2 Disposal

9.3 Pyrophoric Iron Sulphide

Title: Pocket Safety Guide - H2S
Number of Pages: 18
Product Code: WS1209K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-83-3 (9781905331833), ISBN 10: 1-905331-83-5 (1905331835)
Published Date: January 2010
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 180 mm
Book Width: 120 mm
Weight: 0.04 kg

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