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odorize

[′ō·də‚rīz]
(chemical engineering)
To add an unpleasant odor as a safety measure to an odorless material such as fuel gas.
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ODOROX odorized oxygen has a very distinct smell which helps mitigate the danger of potentially dangerous oxygen leaks.
A number of years ago, a utility company (local distribution company, LDC) reported that a stream of gas received from a processing plant (that used a lowtemperature operation with no solvents) was being odorized with a mixture of t-butyl mercaptan and propyl mercaptan isomers.
All natural gas in distribution systems must be odorized so a leak can be readily detected without special instruments.
Ritter contended that laryngectomy patients' sense of smell is intact and that their hyposmia is caused by insufficient inhalation of odorized air through the nose.
When a pipe is depressurized, the odorized gas is allowed to escape into the air, where it usually disperses quickly.
At booth #2035, Linde welding experts will be highlighting its proprietary line of MISON[R] shielding gases, ODOROX[TM] odorized oxygen and VIVANTOS[R] ready-to-use cylinders.
a) A combustible gas in a distribution line must contain a natural odorant or be odorized so that at a concentration in air of one-fifth of the lower explosive limit, the gas is readily detectable by a person with a normal sense of smell.
Visitors to the Linde booth at the Quebec show can meet with welding specialists who will discuss the advantages of its welding equipment as well as Linde's exclusive line of products including MISON shielding gases and ODOROX odorized oxygen.
The council receives funding from propane marketers and producers by an assessment or "check-off" on each gallon of odorized propane gas.
When a pipe is depressurized, the odorized gas is allowed to escape in the air where it usually disperses quickly, Tartaglia said.
Linde welding specialists will be on hand to discuss the operating benefits of Linde's exclusive line of products including: MISON[R] shielding gases, ODOROX[R] odorized oxygen and VIVANTOS[R] ready-to-use cylinders.
This is the flyover method, looking for dead grass patches which may indicate a problem; 2) acoustic monitoring--this method is normally done with scrapers to listen for acoustic sounds that indicate a leak; and 3) chemical detection--these detection methods include using sniffers to detect the odorized gas, or performing flyovers with hydrocarbon detectors.