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Gas Leak Detector Circuit

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Here is a gas leak detector circuit that detects the leakage of LPG gas and alerts the user through audio-visual indications. The circuit operates off a 9V PP3 battery. Zener diode ZD1 is used to convert 9V into 5V DC to drive the gas sensor module.



Gas Leak Detector Circuit

The gas leakage circuit uses the SEN-1327 gas sensor module from RhydoLABZ. Its output goes high when the gas level reaches or exceeds certain point. A preset in the module is used to set the threshold. Interfacing with the sensor module is done through a 4-pin SIP header. Pin details of the gas sensor module are shown in Fig. 2. An MQ-6 gas sensor is used in the gas sensor module. The sensor can also be used to detect combustible gases, especially methane.

Gas leak detector schematic

SEN1327 gas sensor pin details and picture



Gas Leak Detector Circuit

Whenever there is LPG concentration of 1000 ppm (parts per million) in the area, the OUT pin of the sensor module goes high. This signal drives timer IC 555, which is wired as an astable multivibrator. The multivibrator basically works as a tone generator. Output pin 3 of IC 555 is connected to LED1 and speaker-driver transistor SL100 through current-limiting resistors R5 and R4, respectively. LED1 glows and the alarm sounds to alert the user of gas leakage. The pitch of the tone can be changed by varying preset VR1. Use a suitable heat-sink for transistor SL100. SEN-1327

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51 Responses to "Gas Leak Detector Circuit"

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Jai Sudan says: on March 4, 2012 at 6:34 am very nice project. Thanks for posting. with regards, Jai Sudan.

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bhavin says: on March 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm will i get this 4 pin gas sensor in my local area?? or i should take it from net??? shruthi says: on June 20, 2012 at 11:57 am reply Bhavin, you may get 4 pin assembled module from or have a look at the project list from who have similar project based on LM324. I have bought one from United and is working fine. sasi says: on July 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm reply hai shuruthi how r u? where are you doing your degree. i am sasi from ACTECH.

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bijoy says: on March 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm sir very important project,,,,,,,,thanks for shearing vishnu says: on June 8, 2012 at 9:28 am reply



Gas Leak Detector Circuit

if youve this project report please please send me this because ive alredy done this project kalpana says: on December 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm reply please send me project report on Gas Leakage Detector Amit says: on December 30, 2013 at 10:32 am reply Hi, Any one can help me to get PCB design layout and what all material I need to do this project. this seems interesting project and I want to do this for my project. plz help me THANKS in advance 4. reply sir please tell me out of the 6 pins of mq-6,which 4 do i need to use?? rehanul dhan says: on March 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm reply Mq-6 is the material name of this material is semicircle shaped need SEN1437 to use the gas leakage circuit SEN1437 has four pin component.first pin is OUTPUT,second pin is ANG,third pin is VCC,last one is GND rehanul dhan says: on March 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm reply Sorry,i mistake on this post..sensor is SEN1327.. 5. reply Its very important project.,very nice I have prepared this detectorits most useful in home.. 6. reply sir,could this gas leakage detector detect the type of gas N.G.V ? , FOR CAR USES. 7. reply sir ive used MQ-6 gas sensor.but no 4 pin sip i soldered the sensor & take the soon as switch is closed alarm sounds.whats the problem? kindly reply me. 8. reply 5/12

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vishnu says: on March 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

sonali says: on March 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm


Gas Leak Detector Circuit

but sir this sen-1327 is not available in market.only 6 pin sensor is what do i do?? 9. reply Where can I found SEN-1327? Pls reply.. 10. reply if gas leaks and when the ckt gets triggered,there is possibility of spark.!! 11. reply nice and useful project & i want many project. 12. reply HOW MUCH IT(SEN1327) COSTS??? 13. reply can i use this circuit with gsm sms sending circuit 14. reply this project is very good. a have an answer.dose this circut detect a cng gas????(cng=home usable gas) 15. reply hi pls i bought an mq-2 gas sensor could you pls email me how to connect it with this circuit 16. reply It is an excellent project in view of security. Please let know shall I get the Sensor MQ-6 freely or let me inform where can I purchase. Than Q 17. reply i didnnt get sen 1327 gas sensor in warangal(A.P).from wer i can get it? 6/12

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morteza says: on June 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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Gas Leak Detector Circuit

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kavi says: on June 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm where i can get mq-6 & 1327 sensor.. how much is the cost of entire circuit pls pls pls reply

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Naveed Shahzad says: on June 10, 2012 at 10:14 am very nice project thanks for posting

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mukesh kumar says: on June 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm can u plz tell the approx price of SEN1327

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veni says: on August 3, 2012 at 3:13 am i already have this gas sensor how to connect this circuit is it need gas cylinder to get the output of this ckt

Jim Keith says: on August 3, 2012 at 4:55 am reply Test with unlit propane torch or gas stove burner. 22. reply sir ,Gas leakage alarm praticaly implement which type problem faced,plz gives the solution.thanks 23. reply nice projecttttttttt. 24. reply hellow!! can i replace mq 6 to mq 7???is that okay? 25. reply sir is this a multi gas detector,. ist can detect methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen??? 26. reply akash says: on September 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm xie xie says: on September 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm jhewill says: on August 23, 2012 at 9:44 am a.loganathan says: on August 16, 2012 at 9:30 am priya says: on August 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm



Gas Leak Detector Circuit

gas sensor has 6 terminal so tell me how can i connect this in circuit ? becoz in circuit their is only give 4 terminal 27. reply sir i want to get the circuit diagram with proper specification of lpg sen-1327 or mq-6 gas sensor. please help me;;; 28. reply Does anyone know how the values of the resistors and capacitors were designed? Can you post the calculation please. 29. reply sir plz send kv(low ampere) voltage tripler ckt diagrma 30. reply nice project 31. reply whats price for this leak detector 32. reply may i know what is the use of zener diode in this circuit? 33. reply may i know how the transistor is used in this circuit? nandhini says: on December 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm nandhini says: on December 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm prashant manakar says: on October 22, 2012 at 10:12 am yogitha says: on October 16, 2012 at 7:16 am prasanta nayak says: on October 14, 2012 at 9:53 am Priyadarsan says: on October 2, 2012 at 8:22 am shubhankar says: on September 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

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Jim Keith says: on December 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

The transistor is simply an amplifier that drives the loudspeaker. 35. reply 8/12

fou says: on May 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm


Gas Leak Detector Circuit

hi sir, its the best project and i am using the same project now for my graduation project.. our teacher told us to add a display unit to see at which range the sensor will detect and gives alarm.. i have used MQ-6 instead of SEN1327 and its working very good.. but i have some difficulty in making the project report and getting out the spicifications of this circuit.. so please can you help me with that i have only 2 more weeks to submit my project and without these things i will fail 36. reply sir please tell me the pin no.2 i.e. analog pin where it is connect 37. reply Do any one know can I use mq9 instead of mq6? 38. reply I want detect co, I found that mq9 is better than the other mq family do anyone help me? 39. reply Hello sir. Im doing a mini project on this. Rather than using mq6 sen1327 ,can i use MQ5 sen-2060 ? will it work? why sl100 transistor is used ? is thr any specific purpose or any random transistor amplifier can be used? sai giridhar says: on August 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm pedram says: on July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm pedram says: on July 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm Rajesh pandey says: on July 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

Jim Keith says: on August 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm reply There are a number of issues with this circuitwhile it may work OK as shown, the power consumption is far too high (>1W) for battery operation. My suggestion is to power it via a regulated 5V from a wall wart and eliminate the 5V zener and R1. Or use an unregulated wall wart with a properly heat-sinked LM7805 voltage regulator. Also, pin 4 of the 555 makes a poor threshold detector the TLC555 is bettersee my post on the 555: To make the MQ5 sen-2060 work, R3 must be a pot wired as a variable resistorI suggest 100K because it does not seem to specify the internal resistance range in the spec sheet. On the SL100 transistor, I would use any NPN transistorif it runs too hot, go with a TO-220 power transistor. Run the speaker directly off the unregulated supply for more audionvolume. 40. reply sir,plz tell me where to connect analog pin(pin-2)of the sensor.explain working of the circuit sabahath nabeela says: on September 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm



Gas Leak Detector Circuit

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Amit says: on December 30, 2013 at 10:34 am Hello ALL, Any one can help me to get PCB design layout and what all material I need to do this project. this seems interesting project and I want to do this for my project. plz help me THANKS in advance

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Afzal says: on January 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm sir , i selected this as my mini project. so pls give me a complete working this circuit describing each and every component

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