49 CFR 192.625 - Odorization of gas.
(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.
(1) At least 50 percent of the length of the line downstream from that location is in a Class 1 or Class 2 location;
(i) An underground storage field;
(ii) A gas processing plant;
(iii) A gas dehydration plant; or
(iv) An industrial plant using gas in a process where the presence of an odorant:
(A) Makes the end product unfit for the purpose for which it is intended;
(B) Reduces the activity of a catalyst; or
(C) Reduces the percentage completion of a chemical reaction;
(3) In the case of a lateral line which transports gas to a distribution center, at least 50 percent of the length of that line is in a Class 1 or Class 2 location; or
(4) The combustible gas is hydrogen intended for use as a feedstock in a manufacturing process.
(c) In the concentrations in which it is used, the odorant in combustible gases must comply with the following:
(d) The odorant may not be soluble in water to an extent greater than 2.5 parts to 100 parts by weight.
(e) Equipment for odorization must introduce the odorant without wide variations in the level of odorant.
(f) To assure the proper concentration of odorant in accordance with this section, each operator must conduct periodic sampling of combustible gases using an instrument capable of determining the percentage of gas in air at which the odor becomes readily detectable. Operators of master meter systems may comply with this requirement by -