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LPG Installation Safety Tips
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LPG is commonly used in nearly every industry for obvious reasons like affordability, Eco-friendliness,  utility, etc. It is rightfully known to be one of the most reliable and easily manageable fuels. However, owing to certain properties of LPG, like inflammability and highly pressurized storage, LPG is also considered to be one of the hazardous fuels to use. These accidents often happen due to negligence and carelessness and not due to the volatile nature of LPG. The use of LPG must be in line with protective measures specified by the LPG provider.Careless/Negligent use of LPG can result in blasts, fire hazards, property damage and most vitally deathly injuries or death.damage of property. One should not overlook problems like pipes or cylinder leakages if the cylinder storage is improper or faulty regulators etc

Discussed below are some of the safety measures that could be taken in a particular situation

Approval of LPG Appliances

  • Go for BIS validated devices
  • Get the rubber tubes that are authorized by BIS
  • Always get LPG regulators from certified suppliers

While getting cylinders

  • Ensure that there's company seal on the gas cylinder and safety cap is fixed on it
  • Do not hesitate to ask the delivery man for a demo if you're unsure about the handling of the cylinder
  • The cylinder must be fixed at the ground level
  • Dragging, rolling or dropping the cylinder is highly inadvisable.

Before Usage & After Usage

  • Make sure that the rubber ring on the safety cap is intact after usage
  • Be alert for any possible sign of seepage/leakage of gas. You can take the soap solution test to confirm if there's any leakage
  • Never use match-sticks/candles to look for leakages
  • Always store the cylinder in a vertical position and on a ground level during usage
  • Never keep the cylinder in a cabinet
  • LPG Stove must be fitted above the kitchen slab just above the cylinder
  • The cylinder must be kept far from other sources of heat
  • Turn the regulator knob off once you're done with cooking
  • Store empty cylinders in cool and airy spot. Always ensure that the safety cap is intact
  • When you turn the knob on for cooking, keep the lighter ready
  • When you change the LPG cylinder, don't forget to switch off the flame
  • the rubber tube must be changed once every six months

In Case of a Leakage

  • Stay calm and do not panic
  • Do not turn on any electrical appliances in the kitchen if you doubt leakage
  • Put out all the flames, incense sticks and lights
  • Shut down the appliance in case of leakage
  • Put the safety cap on immediately after the regulator is turned off
  • Ensure ventilation by keeping all the windows and doors open. Do not turn on the electric fans or exhaust fans for this purpose
  • Get in touch with your dealer

LPG Cylinder Safety Tips for Daily Life

  • Don't use any appliances that don't meet the BIS safety standards. Using sub-standard products could result in damage since the quality deteriorates rapidly.
  • Ensure that the LPG regulator and safety rubber tubes have ISI Marks
  • Ensure that your equipment is serviced regularly
  • Avoid quick, home-remedy fixes for PG cylinders
  • LPG professionals must do servicing
  • Always check the LPG cylinder to see if it is genuine. You could be duped by the large black market that sells fake LPG Cylinders
  • While delivery, make sure that the safety cap is intact
  • If you're unsure about how to connect the LPG, ask the delivery person for a clear demonstration
  • Make sure that the cylinder is always placed vertically, in a well ventilated, dry place
  • Don't keep the cylinder at the same level as the gas stove
  • You can buy safety utilities from the market to prevent any form of accidental leaks
  • Ensure that there are no curtains around the gas stove
  • Don't keep any fuel near the LPG Cylinder
  • Ensure that there are no inflammable things in the kitchen
  • Do not buy a gas cylinder from the black market
  • Never try to transfer gas manually from one cylinder to another, this could lead to leakages
  • Always ensure that the cylinder isn't placed around a heat-generation source
  • Ensure that the safety cap is not thrown away. This cap can be used to avoid gas leaks
  • Never keep the burner open while trying to light a matchstick
  • Always light the match before turning on the knob
  • Avoid wearing synthetic clothes while in kitchen
  • Always make sure that you don't forget any item on the gas.
  • This could lead to the overflow of fuel and it could lead to gas leaks
  • Avoid keeping any electrical appliances near the gas cylinder
  • In case of gas leak, don't panic
  • In case of gas leaks, keep the emergency numbers handy
  • Contact the agency in case of emergency instead of manually trying to fix it
  • In case of gas leak, turn off all the electrical appliances since that might lead to sparks and ultimately explosion

Safety tips for Hotels and Industries

  • It is important for the workers to raise the alarm even in the case of minor accidents
  • The customers, in case of leaks, must know how to close the isolation valves
  • If there's a valve leakage, the users must ensure to put a safety cap on the cylinder
  • The customers must use DCP type of fire extinguishers in case of fire.
  • The fire department must be notified if the leakage cannot be controlled

Don'ts

  • The customers must make sure that the cylinders are in the upright position
  • The cylinder must not get heated, directly or indirectly
  • The cylinder's safety valve must be checked before use
  • Valves must be switched off when the cylinder isn't being used
  • Entry must be restricted only to the people who are authorized to handle LPG Gas leakages
  • Since electrical items are not flameproof, they shouldn't be used.
  • Smoking must be avoided around the area in which cylinder is located

In case of emergency, the customers can dial 100 for the police, 101 for fire brigade or contact the closest LPG gas service station