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Why can’t I smell natural gas?

Some factors hinder our ability to smell natural gas, aside from scrubbing, which depletes the odorant level injected into the gas stream. Do you know if you are susceptible?

Odorize Natural Gas

As an odorizer manufacturer, we design systems to inject odorant (the scent) into gas. In fact, it’s federally regulated and stipulated that any odorless gas within a distribution or transmission line (exceptions noted in the regulations) must contain odorant at the level of 1/5 the lower explosive limit so that a person with a normal sense of smell can detect it.

Factors Effecting Odorant Perception

Why can’t I smell natural gas?

Some factors hinder our ability to smell natural gas, aside from scrubbing which depletes the odorant level injected into the gas stream. Are you susceptible?

While we all may think we have a “normal” sense of smell, our ability to perceive odors changes from time to time. Here is a list of several factors that impede a person’s ability to smell: Continue reading

What to do if you smell natural gas?

What do you do if you smell natural gas in your home or a building? Alternatively, what if you smell it outside?

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Smell gas? MercapMan says, “Take action!”

Of course, this is a trick question since natural gas is odorless and technically you are smelling the odorant in the gas stream. In any case, if you are sensing that rotten egg, sulfur-like odor then you know that there is a good chance that natural gas is present, and you need to take action. Continue reading

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