PROPANE SAFETY

Propane Offers Convenience and Cost Savings….

That’s why millions of homes, farms and businesses choose it for heating, water heating, motor fuel and other uses. And, as a valued customer we want you to know how to use propane properly.

Propane is a safe, clean, versatile and reliable fuel. It can be used as a main heat source or back-up heat source. It is perfect for appliances in your every-day life! Fireplace, convection oven, backyard grill, clothes dryer, range, griddle, grill top, spa or pool.

Like many other fuels, however, it is flammable. That means it can be dangerous if not handled properly.

Remember, in order to protect you, your family and others, you must be aware of any hazards around you. Propane is no exception.

PROPANE HAS AN ODOR ADDED SO YOU CAN DETECT LEAKS.

You and each member of your family must know the smell of propane. Ask your serviceman to demonstrate its odor. If anyone in your household cannot smell propane or if you smell a leak, call us immediately.

Propane is heavier than air and will collect at floor level. Carefully smell at floor level and in low spots to check for propane.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS OR SUSPECT A LEAK

  1. Put out any smoking materials and any other open flames.
  2. Do not operate any switches, thermostats or phones.
  3. Get everyone outside and away from gas equipment.
  4. Shut the gas supply off using the shut-off valve at the tank or cylinder.
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  6. Call your propane supplier from another location – use your neighbor’s phone if gas smell is in the house.
  7. Stay outside and leave the gas off until the leak has been found and fixed.

YOUR PROPANE SYSTEM AND APPLIANCES HAVE BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES TO HELP KEEP THEM WORKING:

  • Don’t allow unqualified personnel to service your propane system or appliances.
  • Don’t tamper with gas controls on appliances.
  • Don’t let your system run out of propane.
  • Have wet or flooded appliances and controls serviced immediately.
  • UNDER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES PROPANE ODOR CAN FADE OR BE COVERED UP BY OTHER STRONG ODORS. AS A RESULT YOU MAY NOT SMELL A GAS LEAK SO WE RECOMMEND YOU INSTALL A  PROPANE GAS DETECTOR(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Call a qualified technician to relight pilots.
  • Repeated pilot outages could indicate a hazardous condition…Don’t attempt to relight the pilot – call your serviceman.
  • Read and follow all manufacturer’s instructions concerning your appliances, equipment manufacturer.

MSDS Sheets

We offer the following MSDS sheets for download. If you cannot find the MSDS sheet you are looking for please contact our main office at 1-877-256-3680.

Material Safety Data Sheets available for download in pdf format.
Propane MSDS

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Rahn’s Oil and Propane promotes the safe use and benefits of propane and petroleum. Participation in trade associations demonstrates our commitment to delivering you the best fuels in a safe an efficient manner.