What is Propane?

Facts:

  • Commons names: Propane, liquefied petroleum gas, LP gas or LPG
  • Propane isextremely cold and can cause frostbite if exposed to skin
  • Propane is delivered as a liquid and pumped into thetank
  • Propanechanges to a gas vapor before it leaves the tank
  • Need a source of 820 F ignition before Propane will ignite with air
  • Nontoxic and produces minimal emisisons
  • Nontoxic to soil or ground water
  • Propane in its natural form is colorless and odorless
  • A chemcial compound is added deliberately to produce a strong unpleasant smell
    • For example: may smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or dead animal

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