Our Team / ownership, key personnel, memberships

Our Team

Ownership

Joanna Newsome-Gonzales
21 years ownership

 

Key Personnel

Joanna Newsome-Gonzales
CEO/President
26 years experience

Israel Elizondo
HSE Coordinator
4 years experience

Ernest Brumage
Director of H2S Field Operations
4 years experience

Antonio Gonzales
Shop Coordinator
37 years experience

Louis Manzanares
Lead Field Technician
5 years experience

Irma Solorzano
Secretary
1 year experience

Darrell Gonzales
Vice President
7 years experience

Bill Jackson
Training Coordinator
42 years experience

Joe Luna
Installations & Calibrations Specialist
6 years experience

Frank Castaneda
Account Manager
21 years experience

Mark Wakeley
Comptroller
3 years experience

 

 


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Quick Facts

Founded
1982

Ownership
Joanna Newsome-Gonzales
21 years ownership

Headquarters
Jourdanton, Texas

Key Memberships
ISNetworld
National Safety Council

Physical Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide
(H2S)

The way hydrogen sulfide (H2S) affects you depends on three things. They are (1) how much you are exposed to (dosage or concentration); (2) how long you are exposed to it; and (3) each individual’s body tolerance. Studies show that exposure to H2S by different individuals may have different effects or symptoms for each individual. In general:

  • Exposure to H2S in low concentrations may cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
  • Exposure to H2S in moderate concentrations causes headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and coughing
  • Exposure to H2S in high concentrations causes loss of consciousness rapidly and death

H2S is measured in parts per million (ppm) or in percentages (%). The number of parts per million of H2S is equal to the number of parts of H2S per million parts of air by volume. In other words, if you had one million marbles in a barrel and those marbles represented H2S, one of those marbles would be equal to one ppm or 0.0001%. Half of those marbles would represent 500,000 ppm or 50%. As another example, if one inch represents one ppm of H2S, this would be like comparing one inch to over 15 miles.

The following information has been obtained from American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z37.2 – 1972 Acceptable Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide:

  • 0.13 ppm: Minimal perceptible odor
  • 4.60 ppm: Easily detectable, moderate odor
  • 10 ppm: Beginning eye irritation
  • 27 ppm: Strong, unpleasant odor, but not intolerable
  • 100 ppm: Coughing, eye irritation, loss of sense of smell after two to 15 minutes
  • 200-300 ppm: Marked conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) and respiratory tract irritation after one hour of exposure
  • 500-700 ppm: Loss of consciousness and possibly death in 30 minutes to one hour
  • 700-1000 ppm: Rapid unconsciousness, cessation (stopping or pausing) of respiration, and death
  • 1000-2000 ppm: Unconsciousness at once, with early cessation of respiration and death in a few minutes; death may occur even if individual is removed to fresh air at once

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