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General Safety


  • LPG vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low-lying areas.
  • Do not store highly combustible material, ignition sources and hot surfaces at ground level or lower than the LPG vessel or anywhere adjacent to the vessel.
  • LPG vapourises and cools rapidly. It can therefore inflict severe cold burns if spilt on the skin or if some types of LPG equipment are touched without protective gloves and goggles being worn.
  • LPG is non-toxic. It has, however, an anaesthetic effect when mixed with air in high concentrations. The greater the concentration (as available oxygen declines), the greater the risk of suffocation.
  • LPG is odourless. A stench agent 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 flammable like all petroleum fuels. It must be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area.
  • LPG expands rapidly when the temperature rises. Storage tanks, pipelines and equipment must be protected against the high pressure resulting from liquid expansion with rising temperatures.
  • LPG will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LPG.

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