5 Simple Ways to Ensure Safety of your LPG with Petron Gasul

Gasul-Delivery Boy

I'm a very practical mom. Whenever I am buying something for the house I always compare with other products in the market in terms of quality, quantity and price. That is probably the reason why I take 10 years to do my grocery shopping. But there are some things that are already a given. No brainer. Automatic. Take for instance Petron Gasul. It has been my trusted brand of LPG for years.

LPG under the sink

Petron Gasul in my service kitchen.

For me safety of the family must never be compromised. I shudder when I hear stories about LPG's exploding. I wouldn't dare risk that on my family. That is why I buy the highest quality brand of LPG, Petron Gasul. Each Petron Gasul LPG is guaranteed leak-free and has a laser-printed sealed tank to ensure proper testing prior to release (ask your helpers to ask for this whenever a delivery is made).

And I only let the trusty Petron Gasul delivery boys install it, no one else. LPG tanks explosions are mainly caused either by a faulty tank valve or improper installation.

In addition to safety, with Petron Gasul, I am confident that I get what I pay for. If I buy an 11kg gas, I get 11kg gas not 10kg. Sakto, di ba? I get correct and accurate weight for every cylinder. Petron Gasul is also sulit! It emits a true blue flame that's consistent all throughout for faster and more economical cooking. On an average, an 11kg tank should last us for 1 to 1.5 months.

To order, just dial 737-8000 for Metro Manila residents. To enjoy more savings, apply for a Petron Value card to get P10 savings for every 11KG Petron Gasul refill at participating Petron Gasul stores. Or, earn points for every purchase at participating Petron service stations.

With the 101 things we mothers have to think about, I'm happy that I don't have to worry about my LPG with Petron Gasul around. Cross out LPG from your worry list and switch to Petron Gasul. Petron Gasul also has a Facebook page http://facebook.com/PetronGasulPH where you can get the BEST recipes and collect the kitchen tips.

As for the safety tips, let us understand the nature of LPG first.

LPG Service Station

LPG is a clean burning liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consisting of a mixture of propane and butane gas. It has no smell, but does have an odor to help detect leaks.   When it leaks it can flow for long distances that is why smoking in the area where the LPG is located should not be allowed.

LPG is supplied in pressurized cylinders to keep it liquified. The cylinders are strong and not easily damaged, although the valve at the top can be vulnerable to impact. Leaks can occur from valves and pipe connections if the connections are not kept in good condition or if sufficient care is not taken when changing cylinders.

Here are some tips to ensure safety of our LPG's at home according to lpga.co.nz:

Basic Safety Tips:

  1. Ensure all fixed LPG installations are fitted and serviced by a licensed or registered gas fitter. The gasfitter is responsible for ensuring new or replacement appliances are connected, tested and adjusted properly.
  2. LPG cylinders must be used and stored in an upright position. If a cylinder is on its side LPG liquid may escape.
  3. Ensure there is adequate ventilation when using LPG - never seal doors, windows or tents for extra warmth while a gas appliance is being operated.
  4. With any LPG appliance or burner that fails to ignite immediately, turn off the gas supply and ventilate for at least three minutes to allow any gas to disperse before attempting to reignite.
  5. Periodically check connections for leaks at the appliance, regulator and cylinder with soapy water.
  6. Suppliers make LPG smell as an extra precaution, to help people detect gas in the event of a leak.   Helpers or people who operate the LGP should familiarize themselves with the odor of unburnt LPG. The smell is a strong and disagreeable odor that resembles rotten eggs. Sometimes gas can lose its smell so it’s important that you use common sense when using LPG and don’t rely on your sense of smell alone to warn you of leaking gas.

If you smell gas, you should:

  1. Keep flames and cigarettes out of the affected room and away from the area.
  2. Turn off all gas appliances.
  3. Turn off the gas supply at the LPG cylinder(s).
  4. Open doors and windows to ventilate the area.
  5. Leave electrical appliances or switches as they are - a flick on or off can cause a spark.
  6. Don’t use a mobile phone in the area.
  7. Contact your LPG retailer or a licensed gas worker immediately to check the installation.
  8. If the smell persists in the house go outside to a safe place away from the building.

Disclosure: Thanks to Petron Gasul for sponsoring this post.

Hope the tips help. Stay safe with Petron Gasul!

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Reference: http://www.lpga.co.nz/infoSafety.php




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