Safety

Important Propane Safety Information

Please read and follow the safety rules outlined on this page. Share this information with your family to help keep everyone safe and to reduce the risk of serious and potentially fatal injury, fire, or explosion.

Please click here to visit the propane education site for consumers

 

What is Propane?

Propane (also called LPG – liquefied petroleum gas – or LP gas) is a liquid fuel stored under pressure. In most systems, propane is vaporized to a gas before it leaves the tank. Propane is flammable when mixed with air (oxygen) and can be ignited by many sources, including open flames, smoking materials, electric sparks and static electricity. Severe freeze burn or frostbite can result if propane liquid comes in contact with your skin.

Propane is heavier than air. If it leaks, the gas will collect first in low places,
so mount gas detectors near the floor.

Propane is naturally odorless; the smell is created with a chemical additive.
If you’re unfamiliar with this odor, call us.

If you haven’t used a propane-fueled appliance recently, check it carefully.
Be sure to sniff around the bottom of the appliance for that distinctive propane smell.

 
 

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