There are three main gas safety concerns within commercial kitchens throughout restaurants, fast food establishments, and bars.

The first concern is a natural gas leak occurring and going undetected. In the event of a gas leak, a build-up can occur, increasing the risk of an explosion and potentially posing significant damage and loss of life. In a restaurant setting with fuel-based appliances, a high potential risk is leaving a burner engaged without the pilot light burning the gas causing the gas to leak and go undetected.

Thr second concern occurs when natural gas does not combust efficiently, and Carbon Monoxide is produced and not vented properly. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless toxic gas that will go undetected without a proper gas detector.

The third gas of concern is Carbon Dioxide stored in gas tanks used for carbonating beverages such as soda and beer and the tanks leaking or improper connection. Carbon Dioxide is a colorless and odorless toxic gas that will also go undetected without a proper gas detector.

Common Restaurant Applications

Gases Found

Methane 

Propane

Carbon Monoxide 

Carbon Dioxide

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