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February 16th, 2023, Sioux Falls, SD –

Propane (C3H8) is a three-carbon alkaline produced as a by-product of two other processes: natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It is used as a fuel source for domestic, industrial, and transportation applications.

Propane is a combustible gas that can lead to an explosion with the right combination of oxygen/combustible gas/ignition source. Proper gas detection can alert people if there is a potentially hazardous environment.

Effects of Propane

The main symptoms of Propane poisoning are dizzinessskin irritationnauseacough, and pain/numbness.

If you or someone you know shows signs or symptoms of propane poisoning, seek help immediately. Move to a place of fresh air, and monitor symptoms. If there is no improvement, call 9-1-1. If Propane comes in contact with the skin/eyes, wash for 15+ minutes in a wash station.

Propane is used in many common applications like heating water, cooking, and as a fuel source for vehicles.

Propane Gas Chart

Common Applications

Boiler Rooms

Mechanical rooms are often forgotten about as unsafe spaces. Since Methane and/or Propane are commonly used for heating, a leak can become catastrophic. A primary safety 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

Restaurant / Kitchen

Appliances in kitchens, such as grills, stoves, and fryers, often use natural gas and/or propane for their heating source. Carbon Monoxide is a by-product of these gases, and if methane (natural gas) or propane leaks, it may cause an explosion.


Propane is also found in many residential applications. Just like Restaurants/Commercial Kitchens, grills, stoves, and fryers found in the home, often use natural gas and/or propane for their heating source. Since these products utilize propane and natural gas, having the correct gas monitors in the space is crucial for safety.

About Macurco Gas Detection

Macurco Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures a complete set of fixed and portable gas detection monitors to protect workers, responders, and the community. Macurco has over 50 years of proven gas detection experience in residential, commercial, and industrial gas monitoring. Macurco gas detection systems (HVAC, Fire & Security, AimSafety, and TracXP) are widely recognized by distributors and users for their high performance and consistent reliability.

Macurco is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more at

For more information about Macurco products, applications, or gases, please get in touch with Macurco at 877-367-7891 or email us at [email protected].

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