Is Liquefied Petroleum Gas dangerous?
Liquefied Petroleum Gas is known to be volatile. If it leaks it will tend to spread along the ground. We may even see a visible fog of gas which can burn/ explode on getting an ignition source. But application in the proper and approved procedures / processes will ensure complete safety to anyone using Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
While taking delivery of LPG Cylinders:-
- Relying on LPG supplier who provides you with well-maintained LPG cylinders, and after-sales support.
- Ensuring that your LPG supplied by your supplier is odourised so that any leakage of LPG may be felt.
- Ensure that the cylinder bears our “East Gas” logo. The genuine company seal should be present and intact. Do not accept the cylinder if the seal is broken.
- Always use a solution of soapy water and look for bubbles coming from around valves and pipe joints instead of using a lit match for gas leaks. These bubbles indicate a gas leak.
While using LPG at kitchen:-
- Always close the LPG cylinder or tanks valves after use, especially at night and when going on a holiday.
- Use Flame Proof Apron while cooking.
- Keep away flammable or plastic items from the flame.
- Never leave your cooking unattended. The sauce or liquid in your cooking vessel could overflow and extinguish the burners, causing gas to leak.
- First take the lighter and then ignite the stove, instead of opening the knob completely and then igniting
- Stand the cylinder upright and make sure that any hose connection between the cylinder and the appliance does not come into contact with or near the gas burner.
- Make sure all parts of the installation are in good condition. If find anything wrong, contact your distributor immediately and ask for assistance.
- Always use LPG appliances, and other gas equipment that is approved for use, and meets all local safety standards.
- Replace the LPG cylinder hose on a regular basis, and replace any damaged or worn hose with a new hose.
In case of Emergency:-
- Turn off the gas supply valve from the cylinder of the tank.
- If possible turn off the appliance.
- Turn off or remove any other source of ignition.
- Take the cylinder to open area.
- Ventilate the room by opening doors and windows.
- Inform your gas supplier immediately.
- Leave the house or apartment, and advise your neighbors.
- Call the Emergency Numbers immediately.
- Do not light matchsticks, lighters and any other flammable items.
- Do not switch on and off electric items.
- Do not allow people to go in the room.
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