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Procedures in case of a gas leak

Natural gas is used for heating and laboratory work in many of UMinho’s buildings. Natural gas does not have odour. Therefore, a chemical product is added to the natural gas so it can be quickly detected, enabling the identification of this gas below explosive levels.

•   Turn off the gas shut-off valve. 

•   If possible, open the doors and windows to air the room. 

•   Do not use matches or lighters or turn electrical switches on/off.​​​

•   Inform the command and control centre using the internal emergency number 253 60 10 10:​​​

    • Of the nature of the emergency.
    • Of your location – building, floor and room.
    • Of the number of people present.