Anhydrous tank leak

Here’s a video that you need to watch.

amonia

It was taken by Joel Hershberger and he comments:

An anhydrous ammonia tank hose broke and sprayed all over a field in Faribault, MN. If I knew then what I know now, this video would never have been taken. I could have died.

Another reader commented:

“Holy!! you were pretty lucky the wind was carrying it away from you! I’m a refrigeration technician and work with this every day, I would have hightailed out of there as fast as I could, and I carry two gas-masks in my car.

Did any of the gas carry your way? was it your tank? was there any persons working near it when the hose broke?

Sorry if it’s to many questions, but this is pretty wild”

All this to say, when you are dealing with a leaky tank, hose or anything involving chemicals, don’t assume you know it’s safe. Get away, get out and call the hazmat team. Had the wind shifted, Joel’s video would have been upload posthumously.


Sensit Gold Gas Leak Detector

While the Sensit Gold is essentially a gas monitor like many similar gas detectors out there, it has a couple of features that make it worth taking a second look at, especially for locating gas leaks.

First and foremost is the flexible/rigid hose that the filter is attached to. It can be bent or pulled straight and use as a wand to get into hard to reach areas (behind pipes and equipment or reaching up in overhead areas). The internal pump provides constant sampling.

Second, is the audible alarm that functions in much the same manner as a Geiger counter would. There is a constant clicking sound that increases in frequency as you get closer to the source of the leak (you’ve all seen the movies where the star uses a Geiger counter to locate radiation).

Find out more about the Sensit Gold Gas Leak Detector on our website here.

Also available is the Sensit HXD-2d combustible gas leak detector. Read about it on our website here.

To order either of these instruments, call us at (800) 213-7092 and ask for the instrument department.