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Methane (CH4) Gas Safety Information

Key Characteristics. These are guidelines only – refer to published documents. OX-AN® cannot be held responsible in any way for the use of this data.

Technical Characteristics of Methane (CH4)

Description: Methane gas is found naturally in the ground in many instances. It forms the most common ingredient in natural gas. It is also produced when matter decomposes, for example in landfill sites.
Properties: ColourlessOdourlessTastelessFlammableLighter than air – Relative density 0.554Explosive range – 5% to 15%
Risks: Asphyxiation in high concentrations due to displacement of oxygenDizziness, headache and nausea in high concentrations Flammable

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