According to propane101.com, “Propane is a liquid stored under pressure in tanks and cylinders. In most systems, propane is vaporized to a gas before it leaves the tanks or cylinder and then is dispensed through a pressure regulator to your appliance. In its natural state propane is an odorless, colorless gas. A chemical odorant is added to propane to give it a distinctive smell so the presence of propane can be detected.”
- Propane is heavier than air and may collect initially at low levels.
- Always look and smell for propane before attempting to light appliances.
- Severe freezer burns or frostbite can result if propane liquid comes into contact with your skin.
- Propane may cause suffocation, flash fires or explosions if gathered in high concentrations.
- Propane gas detectors can increase the likelihood of detecting a propane leak.
- Propane gas detectors should be installed near floor level.
- Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for proper placement of propane gas detectors.