Natural Gas What is natural gas? It is a fossil fuel.
Properties of Natural Gas Its state of matter is a gas.
Properties of Natural Gas Odorless A chemical called mercaptan is added to natural gas for safety. Colorless
Properties of Natural Gas Lighter than air
Properties of Natural Gas Combustible
How Do We Use Natural Gas? Cleaner HotterBrighterReliable
Keep areas around furnace and water heater clutter-free. Do not store flammable or combustible materials near any gas appliances. Have natural gas appliances maintained and inspected. Play It Safe Inside Never inspect natural gas appliances without an adults supervision. Natural Gas Safety
Keep the area clean!
Natural Gas Safety Play It Safe Outside Do not play around natural gas equipment. Be pipeline aware. Gas Grill Gas Meter Pipeline Markers
Natural Gas Safety Dont move or pull out marker flags. They show the location of underground pipelines.
Recognizing A Natural Gas Leak Signs of a gas leak Trust your senses! LEAVE, Tell an Adult if you notice any of these signs. Smell - Rotten egg - MERCAPTAN See - Bubbling water, blowing dirt Hear - Hissing sound
What To Do If You Suspect A Natural Gas Leak: DO leave the area immediately. DO tell an adult right away. DO go to a safe area, call 911 and your natural gas utility.
What Not To Do If You Suspect A Natural Gas Leak: Dont do anything that may create a spark. Dont try to repair the pipe or stop the leak. Dont return until natural gas employees say it is safe.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. There is NO odor. Signs of CO poisoning: Headache, dizzy, drowsy, etc. What to do if you suspect CO poisoning: GET OUT and TELL AN ADULT!
Natural gas is safe, clean and efficient!
Can you picture yourself working in the energy field?
Can you smell carbon monoxide?
TRUE or FALSE: If you see flammable items or clutter around your furnace, you or an adult should move them away.
TRUE or FALSE: If you see a natural gas meter and pipeline, you can touch and play around it.
What is the name of your natural gas company?
Your Natural Gas Utility 40%
On your phone, what numbers would you touch if you were going to dig in your yard?
Never store papers, boxes or bikes on top of or around your ______.
You can smell this chemical your natural gas utility adds to natural gas to give it a rotten egg odor.
Name three senses that can help you detect a natural gas leak.
80% See Hear Smell
Do not move or pull out marker flags you see because they show underground ________.
What three things should you do if you smell the rotten egg smell of mercaptan in or around your home or school?
1.Get out/leave the area. 2.Tell an adult. 3.Call 911 and your natural gas utility. 100%