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Questions about H2S

H2S Awareness Training – FAQ’s

If you have any questions about the Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness Training you should find it here. If you have a question that's not answered here, please give us a call at (250) 595-5323 or 1-866-282-5378 and we'll be happy to answer it for you immediately. 

What is the difference between Hydrogen Sulphide and Hydrogen Sulfide?

Nothing! Some countries, like the UK and Canada spell it ‘Sulphide’, others, like the US, spell it ‘Sulfide’. 

I think I might have been exposed to Hydrogen Sulphide, how can I tell if this is the case?

Hydrogen sulfide can be measured in your breath, if the sample is taken within a couple of 2 hours after exposure. After then a test can be conducted to measure the level of thiosulfate levels in your urine. This test has to be performed 12 hours of exposure. Both tests require equipment not routinely available in a doctor’s office. Samples must be sent to a special laboratory for the tests. These tests check if you have been exposed to hydrogen sulfide, but not whether harmful effects will occur. 

I have heard that special materials must be used in pipes that might come into contact with H2S. Is this true?

Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can make some steels brittle, leading to sulphide stress cracking. This is of particular concern for handling "sour gas" and sour crude oil in the oil industry. 

I know H2S is harmful, but does it have any useful uses in Industry?

Yes, it can be converted to elemental sulphur using partial combustion via the Claus process. Suphur is used primarily in fertilizers, black gunpowder, matches, insecticides and fungicides. 

What do I do if I forget my password?

Give us a call or drop us a email.

Can I leave the course open in the background while I do other work?

Yes, no problem. 

What do I do if I run out of time? Do I have to complete in 1 session?

You can take the H2S course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.

What happens if I don't pass the final test?

You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 80%.

Once I have completed the course, do I get a certificate proving I have completed a H2S training course?

Yes the administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.

What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?

Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.

What if I lose my proof of training certificate or wallet card?

The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or H2S training certificate for you.

How can I pay for the course?

You can pay online or give us a call we take Visa or Mastercard over the phone.

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