What do you do if you smell gas? If it is strong, leave the building and call 911. A utility worker would use natural gas leak detection equipment to isolate the leak to remedy the problem.
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Natural gas in its original form is odorless and combustible. Odorization, or to odorize, is adding an odorant, such as mercaptan to gas is undeniably the most important stage in gas operations. This step offers the first line of defense when natural gas is present as it permits a person to smell the mercaptan, that rotten egg smell, and respond.
What better time to clarify the difference between a natural gas odorization system, an odorizer and natural gas odorant than when we are introducing a new system? At Linc Energy Systems, we are excited about the Z10000, a new high-pressure natural gas odorization system from Sentry Equipment.
We're excited to announce the release of the Z10000 Odorizer which is ideal for high pressure and high flow natural gas odorization applications. The new odorization system is from Zeck Systems, a division of Sentry Equipment Corporation.
In my post “Natural gas leak detection and what to do,” I discussed methods of detecting, isolating and what to do in the event of a gas leak. I noted that the real first alert for detecting natural gas is the nose, thanks to our sense of smell. Which raises the question – what is natural gas odorization?