Cylinder Safety

People all around the world use LPG safely every day for their cooking, heating, driving, camping and many other uses. To help ensure a safe environment while using LPG, LPG companies share the following brief safety tips with customers:

  • LPG can be detected by a typically unpleasant odour of gas
  • There are special tanks which are specifically designed for use underground
  • LPG will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LPG
  • LPG is flammable like all petroleum fuels. It must be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area
  • LPG vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low lying areas
  • LPG expands rapidly when the temperature rises. So whenever a container is filled, sufficient space is left for expansion
  • Although LPG is non-toxic, it is an asphixiant and its abuse is highly dangerous. Treat LPG with respect



Factors to consider before purchasing an LPG Cylinder:

Thermo-seal is in the appropriate place.

Safety Cap is in the appropriate place.

LPG will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LPG

Guideline to attach cylinders to the stove:

LP Gas must be stored beneath the stove on an adjacent level.

LP Gas cylinders must be checked for leakage with soap water, keeping the regulator attached.

Actions to avoid during an LP Gas leakage:

Never test a leakage with lighting fire.

Avoid switching mobile phones or electric switches on and off.

Avoid smoking anywhere around the suspected leakage area.

Tips to safely store LPG Cylinders:

Cylinder must always be positioned upright.

If a regulator is not attached to the cylinder, the Safety Cap must be used.

Cylinders must not be stored in Kitchen Cabinets or any enclosed spaces.

Guidelines to follow if gas leak can be sensed:

Open the kitchen door and windows for the leaked gas to spread out.

Immediately shut off the stove knob.

Detach the regulator from the cylinder

Shut off the regulator knob.

Attach the Safety Cap on the Cylinder valve

Move the cylinder to an open space.

Actions to take during an LPG leakage:

Shut off any sort of lighting medium.

Turn off the Main Electric Switch.

Immediately contact the nearest Fire Service for assistance.

Use a household Fire Extinguisher until help arrives.

Use a well-endorsed Rubber Tube or Hose Pipe.

Occasionally check the leakage condition of Rubber Tube or Hose Pipe using soap water.

Replace Rubber Tube every two years with well-endorsed Rubber Tube brands.

If the LPG Cylinder is out of use or out of gas, turn the regulator knob off and move it to an open space for storage.

Please consult any experienced technician in times of difficulties with the stove or cylinder.

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