Propane (C4H8) or dimethylmethane is an alkane that is mainly used as a combustion energy source in internal combustion engines or boilers. It is primarily released from natural gas purification or liquefied petroleum gases separation. Propane is industrially used as a reactive agent for synthesis of ethylene, benzene, toluene or xylene.
|CAS||LEL||UEL||IP||Density / Air||Filter / SCBA|
|74-98-6||2.5 %||9.5 %||11.07 eV||1.55||SCBA|
Propane effects on heath
When pure, propane (C3H8) is a colorless and odorless gas. Ethanethiol – an odorant – is added to easily detect any gas leak. Propane is harmful by inhalation and causes oxygen depletion (with suffocation risk). It can be found gaseous at ambient temperature but it also can liquefy under a pressure around 10 bars. Its combustion is clean and generates water and carbonic gas.