LP Gas & the Law
LPG is a popular and efficient energy source used in homes for cooking. It is imperative that you take good care and use it safely and responsibly.
LPG Cylinders are strong and do not damage easily, however, leaks may occur with cylinders, valves and pipe connections if not maintained properly or when considerable care is not taken while replacing or installing them.
When buying your LP Gas cyclinder:
- Always only acquire LPG cylinders from certified dealers.
- Check that the cylinder has been delivered with the company seal and safety cap intact. Do not accept any cylinders with broken seals or missing caps.
- Always check the due date for testing. It is marked on the cylinder stay plate. Do not accept any cylinders past its due testing date.
When cooking with LP Gas:
- Keep the windows open to ventilate your kitchen.
- Do not place flammable or plastic items near the flame.
- Never leave your cooking unattended. The cooking vessel could overflow and extinguish the burners, causing gas to leak.
- Close the regulator valve when the cylinder is not in use.
LP gas maintenance:
- Disconnect LPG regulator and affix safety cap on the cylinder when your gas stove is not in use for a prolonged period.
- Always store the LPG cylinder in an upright position and away from other combustible and flammable materials.
- Check for gas leaks regularly by applying soap solution on cylinder joints and pipes. The appearance of soap bubbles indicates leak points.
- Do not use an open flame to detect leaks.
- Always replace worn-out or defective tubing and regulators. Half of all cooking gas-related accidents occur due to leakages from the rubber tube. Only use regulators with the ISI marking.
- Make sure all parts of your LPG system is in good working order. If you find anything wrong with any part, contact your dealer immediately for assistance
Never tamper with your LPG cylinder.