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LPG Safety Tips- Do's and Don'ts of LPG Cylinder

Today, LPG safety is of utmost importance as LPG fuel has gained dominance in households, industrial and commercial sectors. It comes with a range of benefits like high calorific value, affordability, and environmental friendliness. LPG is colorless and odorless fuel during extraction, this makes it difficult to track during leakage. To avoid uncalled accidents Ethyl Mercaptan is added to the fuel for odor while filling the bottles in LPG bottling plants. Therefore it is imperative to know about the dos and don'ts of LPG safety to avoid any unforeseen incidents.

The safety of employees, staff, and consumers is of utmost importance for any LPG supplier. But, as we know accidents still happen and the main reason behind this is a lack of awareness about safety protocols and tips.

As the adage goes, "prevention is better than cure", these safety tips along with do's and doesn't help will be quite useful in prevention for hotels, households, and industries.

Precautionary LPG Safety Tips

Safety Tips-Do's and Don'ts for Home

  • You must turn off the regulator first and then the stove knob.
  • The kitchen must have well ventilation for no accumulation of gas in case of leaks.
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  • The kitchen should not be unattended during cooking as overflowing might cause burners to extinguish leading to leaks.
  • Any flammable objects or plastics must be kept far from LPG cylinders.

Safety Tips for Hotels

  • The cylinder should always be kept in a vertical position.
  • When the cylinder is not in use the adapter's knob should always be turned off. This is one of the simplest ways to avoid accidents still most people do not pay due attention to this.
  • Keep the cylinder in a hygienic space. Waterlogging is one of the common threats to the cylinder as it leads to wearing out of the cylinder leading to leaks.
  • Restriction of unauthorized personnel. Anyone who has no idea how a burner or stove works can be a threat to the people in the restaurant.
  • In case of leakage take safety precautions like opening the windows, and ventilators, switching off lights and gadgets, and alarming everyone by shouting or raising a fire alarm.
  • Do not store more than 100kg of unconnected cylinders.
  • Don't keep the cylinder in a hot water bath.
  • Do not smoke near the cylinder or put flammable items near the burner.

Safety Tips For Industries

  • In any condition, the LPG cylinder should not be heated.
  • It is advisable to keep the twigs and plastics away from the cylinder, so in case of leakage, the nearby items won't catch fire.
  • Loading or unloading of the cylinder should be done after sunrise till sunset to avoid any chance of any untoward incident.
  • Unauthorized people should not be allowed in LPG storage spaces.
  • In case of leakage don't try to be a hero, instead, call your gas agency for assistance.


SHIVGAS ensures safety with the stringent testing of the cylinders to ensure risk-free supply and usage in household, commercial and industrial sectors. Our team provides safety training during the LPG gas installation process. In case of leakage, our fast customer service appoints assistance and works in the eleventh hour to protect employees, staff, and your loved ones.

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