Field Testing for Ethyl Mercaptan in Propane (SO05)

This course has been designed to train your employees on how to field test propane to determine whether or not the propane contains the required levels of ethyl mercaptan, which is added to propane to aid in the detection of leaks.  Specifically, this course provides instruction on using the baggie method defined within CAN/CGSB 3.0 No. 18.5 – Test for Ethyl Mercaptan Odorant in Propane, Field Method standard.  After completing the three lessons within this course, your employees will have an understanding of:

  • Who is authorized to extract the sample and conduct the testing.
  • Propane basics.
  • Personal protective clothing and procedures to be followed in case of an emergency.
  • The methods used to test for the presence of ethyl mercaptan in propane.
  • How to conduct the test using the baggie method with a Gastec Precision Gas Sampling Pump.

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