Design and construction of a GSM based gas leak alert system

J. Tsado, O. Imoru* and S.O. Olayemi

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

Accepted 29 September, 2014.

Citation: Tsado J, Imoru O, Olayemi SO (2014). Design and construction of a GSM based gas leak Alert system. International Research Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 1(1): 002-006.

Copyright: © 2014 Imoru et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


This paper presents the design and construction of an SMS based Gas Leakage Alert System. Two gas sensors (MQ-6) were used to detect gas leakages in a particular location; their outputs are then interfaced with an 8051 microcontroller programmed in assembly language. A dedicated GSM phone with a line is connected through relays to the output of the microcontroller. The GSM phone is configured to send gas leakage alerts in the form of a short message service (SMS) message indicating the location to another GSM phone to enable prompt necessary action. The system enables monitoring of gas leakages in remote locations and thereby leads to a faster response time in the events of a leakage condition. 

Keywords: Gas leaks, MQ-6 sensors, GSM, microcontroller, SMS alert