All About LPG

LPG is cheaper than traditional alternatives and the cylinder often costs more than the contents

 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Safety Tips

Safety Tips

  • An average LPG cylinder can last for up to 15 years. However, mishandling of the device could drastically reduce its lifespan and waste gas.
  • Always take great care when handling the cylinders. Failing to comply with safety and basic care measures could irreversibly compromise their functionality.
  • An important thing to remember is that you don’t want to subject it to contact with hard surfaces. Do not drag it on the floor when transporting it and do not hit it against a hard surface. Similarly, do not clasp two cylinders together.

Did you know?

  • LPG is cheaper than traditional alternatives and the cylinder often costs more than the contents.
  • The majority of LPG consumed around the world is delivered to the consumer in steel cylinders of various sizes.
  • These LPG cylinders need to be handled according to safety guidelines in order to keep the contents secure.
  • The optimum performance of your LP Gas cylinder is dependent on its safe handling.

Safety Tips

  • Ensure that the room where you store and use the LPG cylinder is adequately ventilated. A sufficient air supply is vital to your health and the continued functionality of your cylinder.
  • LPG has an anaesthetic effect when it is released in high concentration in spaces with little to no air flow. The greater the concentration, the less oxygen there remains in the room, and the risk of asphyxiation increases.
  • Storing a cylinder where there is little or no ventilation can lead to rust or dampness.

Did you know?

  • Steel and composite cylinders are not the only variety used for storing LPG. It can also be stored in aluminium cylinders, which are lighter than steel.
  • The disadvantage of using aluminium cylinders is their propensity for corrosion due to impurities such as sodium hydroxide. For this reason, they are restricted to a particular grade of LPG.
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