Let Us Be Safe with LPG

SUPERGAS Safety Aug 16,2018

LPG as a fuel has gained much more dominance in households, industry and commercial sectors owing to its utility, affordability and eco-friendliness. Being a colorless and odourless gas, LPG is sometimes untraceable at the time of leakage. Hence to know about the leakage Ethyl Mercaptan is added to LPG for odour. Therefore, it’s imperative to know and follow certain safety practices to avoid any untoward incidents.

Safety of employees, customers and stakeholders is of immense importance for any LPG supplier. In due passage of time, LPG safety standards have improved but then accidents do take place leading to loss of life and property. What can be the main cause of such accidents? The root cause is mostly lack of awareness and its impact if safety guidelines and precautions are not followed.

“Prevention is better than cure”, these safety precautions on LPG handling and uses in households, industrial and commercial sectors will be quite useful.

LPG safety tips at home:

  •  Flammable and plastic items should be avoided near LPG flames.
  • The LPG regulator knob should be in off position when not in use.
  • Keep your kitchen well ventilated during cooking
  • It’s better not to keep your cooking unattended as overflowing might cause the burners to extinguish resulting to LPG leak.

Safety precautions in Hotels:

  • LPG cylinders should always be kept in an upright position.
  • Unconnected cylinders should not be stored in more than 100kg.
  •  Keep the valves in switched off when not in use.
  • During valve leakage, it’s wise to put on the safety cap of the cylinder and take it out in the open space.
  • Don’t keep  cylinders in hot-water bath.
  • Shout or raise alarm in case of leakage detected. Open the windows , ventilators and don’t switch on/off any electrical gadgets .
  • Use DCP type fire extinguisher in case of leakage.

Safety precautions in Industry:

  • Direct or indirect heating of LPG cylinders is strongly prohibited
  • The LPG shed should be devoid of dried twigs and plastics and the place should be kept clean.
  • Unloading of LPG tankers should be done after sunrise and should be completed before sunset. It should be avoided during heavy rains and thunderstorm.
  • Unauthorized people should be restricted in LPG yards

 

At SUPERGAS, safety is an integral part of our business. Stringent safety checks are done to ensure risk-free operations throughout our supply chain. Our innovative safety products like LPG leakage detector, CGMS+ (Continuous Gas Monitoring System Plus), safeguard your LPG installations from hazardous accidents, thus ensuring complete peace of mind.

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