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Expert advice on gas usage

by Staff reporter
20 Jun 2019 at 11:49hrs | Views
• LPG has an added odour which should be used as a security feature as you should make sure you use LP Gas in well ventilated places only

• Cylinder valves should be checked regularly and one can use liquid soap foam to test for leaks and bubbles will foam when the valve is closed to indicate leaks.

• Gas stoves and cooker tops should be serviced regularly and a cylinder should be stored at upright position to make sure the gas cylinder valve is tightly closed when not using it.

• After cooking, switch off by dos-ing the cylinder valve first. This allows all the LP gas in the hose pipe to burn and the stove should then extinguish on its own.

• On entering a room with a filled cylinder of LP gas, one should try to detect traces of the smell. The 'smell' was specifically added in order to act as a signal of its presence in the atmosphere.

• Once you detect the smell you open all the windows and check the cylinder valve and never ignite a flame once you detect a leak.

• Children usually play with cylinder valves by letting out LPG and pressure into the atmosphere. It is advisable to store them away from children.


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