Liquefied petroleum gas (C3H8)

Substance: propane, butane.

Also known as: liquid petroleum gas LP gas LPG

Wikipedia article about liquefied petroleum gas

Hazard information danger

Flammable
Compressed gas

Hazard statements

  • MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE
  • MAY FORM EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH AIR
  • Extremely flammable gas
  • Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
  • MAY DISPLACE OXYGEN AND CAUSE RAPID SUFFOCATION

Precautionary statements

  • Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Leaking gas fire – do not extinguish unless leak can be stopped safely.
  • Eliminate all ignition sources if safe to do so.

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