Stench Gas: The Early Warning System For Underground Operations

Stench gas is a widely used and reliable warning device used in mines and other underground operations where audible alarms may not be heard. The gas can be quickly dispersed through an air ventilation system into underground and confined spaces. The strong pungent odor leaves even non-sensitive noses with no doubt of the urgency to evacuate. Stench gas is commonly used in conjunction with other fire detection systems, such as heat sensors and smoke detectors. Stench gas provides a 30-minute early warning in the event of a fire, and early fire detection is crucial in mines and other underground operations where fires can spread even faster. The stench gas system gives workers time to evacuate safely and take steps to extinguish the fire.