Every LPG cylinder has an expiry date. So it is important to know the expiry date of a LPG cylinder because it may lead to hazardous accidents that may could to fatal.
The Expiry date consists of character A to D and a two digit numeric value.
The A stands for March (1st Qtr), B for June (2nd Qtr), C for September (3rd Qtr) and D for December (4th Qtr). The two digit number depicts the expiry year. So for Example
A-17 would mean the expiry date is March 2017
B-17 would mean expiry date is June 2017
D-11 means expiry date is December 2011.
Other safety issues with gas issues
- Liquid may jam inside the pipe. So the pipe must be continuously cleaned in an interval of 6-8 months.
- The LPG cylinder should be kept in an well ventilated area and the cylinder must be kept in an wooden plate.
- The LPG cylinder should be kept away from petroleum products or flammable liquids.
- Ensure valves are turned off firmly when not in use.
- Never use a naked flame to detect a leak. To check for gas leakage, spray soapy water on any suspect connection or hose and watch for bubbles. If in doubt, turn off the gas and have a licensed gas fitter attend to the hose or connection.