Gas Detection

Earn your Gas Detection certificate upon successful completion of this course


This course is designed to provide information about detection and control of flammable and toxic atmospheres to help you remain safe while working around potentially dangerous gases. This course explores the features and operation of the most common detector tube devices (bellows and piston) and gas monitors (personal, portable, and fixed). This course also covers explosive ranges, toxic atmospheres, oxygen levels, flammable substances, flammable gas principles, vapour detection, and much more!

Who should take this course?

Anyone entering a work site that requires any type of gas detection equipment. This equipment can be found on many sites including plant sites, drilling operations, servicing operations, pipeline operations, up stream and down stream oilfield operations, confined spaces, and more.


Module 1: Introduction
This module introduces you to the topics that will be covered throughout the course, what you can expect, and why this course is important for you.

Module 2: Detector Tube Devices
This module introduces you to the most common types of detector tube devices and the methods for operating them safely.

Module 3: Continuous Gas Monitors
This module thoroughly covers the three types of continuous gas monitors: personal, portable, and fixed. It also explains how to safely don, operate, maintain, and use this detection equipment as well as perform a bump test.

Module 4: Combustible Gas Monitors
This module provides a thorough explanation of combustible gas monitors and how they work. Topics covered include thermal conductivity, semiconductor sensors, catalytic sensors, display features, equipment related challenges, and measurements.

Module 5: Fixed Continuous Monitors
This module provides an overview of fixed continuous monitors including their functions and characteristics.

Module 6: Gas Testing
This modules provides an overview of gas testing and how to use detection equipment.

Module 7: Conclusion
In preparation for the final exam, this module will review the information that has been presented.

Module 8: End of Course
The final exam includes 20 questions from a question bank and allows three attempts to pass. If you have an unsuccessful attempt, it is recommended that you review the content before attempting the exam again. Certification is only acquired with a passing mark of 80%.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 120 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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