Using LPG Safely
LPG is kept as a liquid under pressure in specially designed cylinders.
LPG vapor is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low-lying areas
LPG is non-toxic. It has, however, an unaesthetic effect when mixed in high concentrations with air. The greater the concentration (as available oxygen declines), the greater the risk of suffocation.
LPG is odorless; however, a smell is added to allow for detection of LPG leaks. NEVER try to detect leaks with a naked flame or other kinds of ignitions!
LPG is as flammable as all petroleum fuels and must be stored in a well-ventilated area away from sources of ignition.
LPG causes natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Specifically designed for LPG hoses and other equipment are to be used.
Store in a well ventilated place, away from open flame, and electrical appliances.
Do not store in a closed area, the gas is heavier than air and will flow into low points and collect, causing a flammable mixture.
Always use a hose designed for use with LPG. The hose should have a maximum length of 2m with clamps at both ends.
Hoses should be replaced every 3 years as they deteriorate over time.
Never smoke while connecting the equipment and do not check for leaks with a flame.
Using LPG to Cook Safely
Make sure the cylinder is upright.
Ensure the rubber hose does not touch the surface of the cooker.
When cooking, keep doors and windows open.
Do not rest hot cooking appliances on the cylinder.
Never subject the cylinder to excessive heat.
Turn off the valve or regulator tap when you have finished cooking.
Do not let children handle the cylinders or appliances.
Check your hose regularly for signs of damage or cracking.
Check leakage by applying soap solution. DO NOT test with naked flame.
Replace hose and clips every 3 years with approved types.
Replace regulators every 5 years also with approved types.
Always return your empty cylinders to your supplier.
Empty cylinders must not be stored upside down.
Safeties associated with Sidaco GAS cylinder are
The sealing of cylinder valve – guarantees that the cylinder has been filled at a Sidaco (LPG) filling plant, with the right amount of gas.
Cylinders filled at Sidaco GAS (LPG) filling plant are checked for the right amount of gas filled to each of the cylinders.
Each cylinder undergo leak test.
Cylinders are fully inspected and requalified 5 times yearly.