Expiry Date of Gas Cylinder

Gas Cylinder is the very important necessity of our daily life. But because of our negligence it become the reason of big mishappening so if we take little care about the use of gas cylinder and know that how to check its expiry that than we can enjoy the cooking without any fear.

LPG gas cylinder contains mixture of propane and butane which is highly combustible. This gas is heavier than the air so it does not mix with the atmosphere very quickly and a small mistake can cause big blast which can lead even to the death of the nearby persons.

Precaution is always better than cure

Women are the one who spend lot of time in Kitchen some times their little negligence cause this accidents. So it is good to take little care in the kitchen.

1. Do not neglect the gas cylinder joint connection check it after making the food or before doing anything it should be tight.

2. Always switch off the gas cylinder regulator when it is not in use.

3. Always clean the kitchen slabs and the area near the gas cylinder so that the rats or any other insect will not damage the gas pipe.

4. Do not put combustible substance or any electrical equipment near the gas cylinder.

5. Do not forget the gas stove on when not in use or while watching TV

6. Always check the Expiry Date of the Gas Cylinder.

How to check the Expiry Date of the Gas Cylinder

Like the all other things cylinder also have expiry date and it is also dangerous to use expired gas cylinder in the kitchen. Normally we check the outer conditions of the cylinder, seal and weight of the cylinder but forget to check its expiry date which become the reason of accident later.

It is very easy to check the expire date of the cylinder. Every cylinder has Round Handle from which we normally pick the cylinder which looks like a steering also with the three supports and a code written on one of this support in the white color. This code is the expiry date of the cylinder.

This expiry date code is written with the help of Alphabets and numeric digit.

The alphabets are written on it shows the Month of expiry date.

A - Shows the month from January to March
B - Shows the month from April to June
C - Shows the month from July to September
D - Shows the month from October to December

The numeric numbers written on it shows year of expiry date.

Let us understand this with the help of example:

If D-06 is written on any gas cylinder it means this cylinder is valid till December 2006, D-13 means this cylinder is valid till December 2013.


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