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Propane Safety Tips // Propane Characteristics

Propane Characteristics

  • Propane is transported and stored as a liquid.
  • Propane (sometimes called LPG or LP-gas) is a colorless and odorless gas.
  • Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal. Some people may have difficulty smelling propane due to their age (older people may have a less sensitive sense of smell); a medical condition; or the effects of medication, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs

    ODOR LOSS. On rare occasions, propane can lose its odor. Several things can cause this including:
    • The presence of air, water, or rust in a propane tank or cylinder
    • The passage of leaking propane through the soil

    Since there is a possibility of odor loss or problems with your sense of smell, you should respond immediately to even a faint odor of gas.
  • Propane vapors are heavier than air and may accumulate in low-lying areas such as basements and ditches or along floors.
  • Propane is flammable when mixed with air (oxygen) and can be ignited by many different sources.
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