The real smell of Propane

Propane in its Natural form is colorless, and odorless, this makes it really hard for people to detect any leak. That’s why manufactures deliberately add a chemical compound to give it that unpleasant smell that we are all so used to.

The odorized propane smells like rotten eggs, or a dead animal. The reason why they chose this unpleasing smell is because of the need of alerting people about a possible leak as fast as they smell it. Just think about it, if propane smells like strawberries nobody would feel uncomfortable with a leak, this creates a really dangerous situation.

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If you are worried that you or others in your household may have difficulty smelling propane you can always install a propane gas detector, this detectors activate an alarm if they sense the presence of propane.

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Never ignore the smell of propane, and if you own an alarm act immediately even if you don’t smell the propane.

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