LPG Safe handling Procedure

The following points to be followed by the operator while handling LPG gas cylinders.
o   Make sure the locking pin engages into the cylinder.
o   Make sure the valve is closed tightly.
o   Store the cylinder outside, in an upright position, in an area where it can                    be secured and is protected from being struck.
o   Put the cylinder down gently. Do not drop, dent or damage.
o   Always protect the valve from any damage
o   Wear protective gloves while making or breaking connections
o   Exchange removable cylinders outdoors or in well-ventilated areas, away                  from sources of ignition.
o   Close the valve before breaking connections.
Procedure for changing LPG gas cylinders:
§  Wear eye protection and insulated, loose fitting gloves such as leather                       (dry) or insulated neoprene..
§  Close the valve on the cylinder.
§  Run the engine until it stops. This ensures that the connection hose is                         empty.
§  Shut off the engine
§  Open the connecting nut and inspect valves for leaking. Do not use               metal tools.
§  Disconnect the hose
§  Disconnect the holding straps
§  Remove the empty cylinder
§  Replace with a full cylinder in the proper position
§  Connect the holding straps
§  Tighten the connecting nut (wiggle hose).
§  Open the valve on the cylinder slowly and check for leaks. Use solution                   of soap and water.  Smell--listen—look
§  If the valve leaks:
                        1st time - Tighten the nut and continue.
                        2nd time - Change the cylinder.
                        3rd time - Change the hose.
    
§  Open the valve fully (slowly).
§  Check that the hose is turned inward.
§  Secure the hose downward.
§  Secure the cylinder.
§  Start the engine and resume operation.
§  The LPG gas cylinder hose pipe has been changed once in every six              months
§  Do not use metal tools when changing a cylinder.
§  Do not use excessive force when opening valve.
§  Do not drag, drop, roll or slide cylinder or allow it to bang against other                     objects.
§  Do not use matches or a flame to check for leaks. Use soap or a leak                         detector.           



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