Using LPG safely
LPG is safe if handled properly
LPG should be stored in approved areas only. Minimum conditions of storage include dry, cool, secure storage away from heat, sources of ignition and oxidizing substances. Keep containers closed and upright when not in use and never store below ground level or adjacent to drains. LPG is heavier than air and in case of leak tends to accumulate at ground level.
LPG is gaseous and highly flammable at normal temperatures and pressures. The gas is normally stored under pressure in liquid form. Release of pressure is associated with rapid cooling, the intensity of which is dependent on the rate of release.
In the event of gas leakage or suspected leakage follow the instructions below if safe to do so:
- Open all doors and windows if the leak is indoors.
- Turn off all LPG appliances.
- Do not operate any electrical equipment or switches as they may cause a spark.
- If you can approach you can stop the leak turning off the gas supply by closing the valve on the cylinder or on the piping manifold. If possible disconnect the regulator from the cylinder.
- Do not use the cylinder or appliances until it has been tested and checked for safety.