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Ethanethiol, commonly known as ethyl mercaptan, is a colorless gas added to LPG in order to detect its leakage.

Apart from ethyl mercaptan, is there any gas or liquid that may be used as a replacement to this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Methyl mercaptan is also used as an oderant. $\endgroup$ – blacksmith37 Jun 8 at 20:16
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Why would one want to replace it?

The choice of ethanethiol is a reasonable compromise between its toxicity and the extremely low detection limit around 1 ppb (1mg/1000 kg).

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    $\begingroup$ I guess they don't like the smell. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Apr 13 at 17:47

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