PROPANE SAFETY AND INFORMATION
- How is propane different from other fuels?
- Propane is colorless, odorless and can be either liquid or gas.
- Propane is a liquid that is transferred into gas for domestic use.
- An odor is added to propane to make it identifiable when you smell it.
- Propane is a by-product of natural gas and petroleum when it is processed and refined.
What to do when you smell propane…
- Shut off all appliances, valves (shut off clockwise) and all flammable materials, if it is safe to do so.
- Leave your home immediately. Do not call from your home. Get away and call by cell phone or a neighbor’s phone for 911.
- When you return to your home, do not turn on your appliance. Contact your service technician to have them do it.
TRANSPORTING YOUR CYLINDERS
- Always secure your cylinder in an upright location in your vehicle.
- Make sure the valve is off before loading and transporting. (Shut off clockwise)
- Keep your cylinder in a well-vented location. Do not leave it in a hot vehicle.
- Do not haul your tank all over. Take it to be filled and then return to your location.
- Store your cylinders at home in a safe location. One that is given by your locally owned propane supplier.