Propane Gas Safety

What is Propane

Propane (also called LPG-liquified petroleum gas-or LP gas) is a safe, clean burning, and efficient fuel that is stored under pressure that vaporizes to a gas before it leaves the tank. At normal atmospheric pressure and temperature, it is a non-toxic, colorless and odorless gas.To make propane easier to detect in the event of a leak or spill, a chemical compound is added to give it a distinctive smell, such as rotten eggs or boiling cabbage. Some people may have difficulty recognizing the smell of propane due to a diminished sense of smell or the odor may not be strong enough to awaken a sleeping person. If there is concern that you or others in your family may have difficulty smelling propane, consider installing a propane leak alarm in any residence, cottage or recreational vehicle using propane-powered appliances.

Propane is flammable when mixed with air (oxygen) and could be ignited by many sources, including open flames, smoking materials, electrical sparks, and static electricity. Severe freeze burn or frostbite may result if propane liquid comes in contact with your skin.

As with any fuel, safety must come first whenever you transport, handle, store or use propane.

Please view the following links to read the attached safety guidelines and share them with your family to help keep everyone safe.

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