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How to Detect a Gas Leak? Use your Senses

Not everyone has at their disposal natural gas leak detectors, but most people with normal senses are capable of detecting a gas leak.  First and foremost, if you suspect a gas leak is present, do not ignite a match, lighter or any flame source. Resist from switching electrical switches, or turning lights on or off. Evacuate the area, get to a safe place, and call 911. Continue reading

2019 Natural Gas Odorization Conference and Exhibition

GPL Odorizers is exhibiting at the Natural Gas Odorization Conference and Exhibition on August 27-28 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston Texas. Stop by booth #1 to learn what’s new in advanced natural gas odorant injection and odorization. Continue reading

Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course 2019 (AGMSC)

GPL Odorizers is exhibiting at the Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC) on July 29-August 1 at the Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Stop by booth 801 to learn what’s new in advanced natural gas odorant injection and odorization.

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GPL Odorizers Exhibiting at the AGA

GPL Odorizers will be exhibiting its natural gas odorant injection systems at the 2019 AGA Operations Conference April 29-May 2 in Nashville Tennessee.

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At Risk? You can’t smell gas because you have a smell disorder?

When someone suffers from anosmia, he or she is unable to smell the odorant used to odorize natural gas. A hyposmia sufferer may also be unable to detect the gas. With both medical conditions, a dangerous situation would present itself if there was ever a natural gas leak.

Anosmia or Hyposmia Smell Disorders

Unfortunately, not everyone has an ordinary sense of smell. While some people may have a diminished sense (hyposmia), others are unable to smell at all (anosmia). Some studies have suggested on average 1-2 % of North Americans have impaired smell. Causes of reduced olfactory perception range from aging, allergies, viral infections attacking the olfactory nerve, medications, hormones, diseases, and other conditions, though some people are born with no sense of smell (congenital anosmia). Continue reading

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