Gas Leak Detection

Atlas safety provides rental equipment for gas leak detection. Air quality must be monitored in a variety of industrial working conditions. In facilities where hazardous gases are present, providing respiratory equipment alone does not provide adequate protection. Different facilities generate different gases based on the type of product being manufactured or work being done. Gases are classified into three different types or categories, and all require gas leak detection monitors and environmental monitoring equipment to prevent unsafe work environments. You will need gas leak detection equipment when the following types of gases are present in your work environment.

Combustible Gas Detection

Combustible gases burn when mixed with air or oxygen and they are ignited. These types of gases include:

  • Methane
  • Propane
  • Butane
  • Hydrogen

Combustible gas detection sensors are placed in locations where there is a danger of accumulation that could create a combustible environment. It is possible for these gases to leak into a facility, which necessitates monitoring with gas leak detection devices. Detectors generally measure combustion concentrations from lower explosive limits (LEL) to upper explosive limits (UEL).

Asphyxiation Monitoring

There are non-toxic gases that can reduce or force out the normal breathing air oxygen levels in a work environment. This can lead to worker asphyxiation, and therefore require asphyxiation monitoring. Examples of these types of gases are:

  • Nitrogen
  • Helium
  • Butane
  • Propane

Industries that use pressurized gas cylinders or liquefied gases should be especially cognizant of leaking issues due to the way these gases are contained. They are typically stored in a dedicated room, and oxygen deficiency monitors should be used in these situations.

Toxic Gas Detection

Toxic gas detection is often required because, while some may contain an odor, many are odorless, colorless, and undetectable without gas detection devices. These are examples of toxic gases:

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Solvents, like gasoline, kerosene and paint strippers
  • Chlorine

Toxic gas detectors provide constant monitoring of the air, and sound alarms then the concentration of toxic gas detection reaches an unsafe level. Toxic gas detection systems provide an early warning for potentially life-threatening situations resulting from a leak incident.

Gas Meters

Atlas rents portable gas monitors that simultaneously monitor and displays from 2 to 6 gases. Atlas also rents single sensor gas monitors which include H2S, CO, CO2 and O2.


Atlas rents portable PIDs as monitoring solutions for Industrial gas detection and safety. Also called Photoionization Detectors, a PID is a gas detector for measuring volatile organic compounds and other gases in concentrations from sub parts per billion to 10,000 parts per million (ppm).


Atlas also rents flame ionization detectors (FIDs). These are scientific instruments that measures analyte in a gas stream. They are frequently used as a detector in gas chromatography.

Personal Air Monitoring

Personal air monitoring is for when workers are exposed to hazardous materials and air monitoring is an important part of their safety. Personal air monitoring samples worker exposure. Diffusion-detector tubes, vapor-monitoring badges, or personal air-sampling pumps are all examples of personal air monitoring options.