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Central Propane (Scottsboro) — Safety

At Central Propane (Scottsboro), your safety is our most important priority. Following is information and safety tips for living in a home using propane as an energy source.

Living With Propane

Propane plays an important role in our everyday lives. It is an efficient energy source for heating and cooking and is widely used in manufacturing and agriculture. Propane is delivered to tanks outside our homes by truck and travels from the tank to our homes by underground pipes. Like any fuel, it must be handled and used with safety and care.

Propane is a liquid hydrocarbon that vaporizes into a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas. In properly maintained and operated systems, propane is completely safe. However, it can be extremely dangerous if an uncontrolled release of propane occurs. In order to detect an uncontrolled release or leak of propane, an odorant (ethyl mercaptan) is added. This odorant give propane an unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or a dead animal.