Natural gas is an energy source that is commonly used in homes for cooking, heating, and water heating.
It is primarily composed of methane. (Methane is a highly flammable chemical compound consisting of one carbon atom surrounded by
four hydrogen atoms.)
Although it only happens rarely, a natural gas leak can sometimes occur inside the home.
A natural gas leak can be dangerous because it increases the risk of fire or explosion.
Natural Gas is colorless and odorless. For safety reasons, an odorant (Mercaptan) is added so that any leak can be detected by smell.
The common detection threshold for smell the Gases is around 20% of the lower explosion limit (LEL). This can vary greatly depending
on the individual sense of smell and how long they have been exposed to it. The LEL of each of these gases defines the bottom range of
flammability for the Gas. Rixxon Gas Detector is calibrated to alarm before 25% of the LEL of Natural Gas detected. Therefore, it is
possible that you may smell Gas before the detector is activated.
Rixxon LNG gas alarm can be an important tool to help protect you and your family.