What is Propane?


  • Commons names:  Propane, liquefied petroleum gas, LP gas or LPG

  • Propane is extremely cold and can cause frostbite if exposed to skin

  • Propane is delivered as a liquid and pumped into the tank  

  • Propane changes 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 emissions

  • Nontoxic to soil or ground water

  • Propane in its natural form is colorless and odorless

  • A chemical compound is added deliberately to produce a strong unpleasant smell

    • For example:  may smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or dead animal