The 6 principles of safe use of tank installations for liquefied gas
Using the LPG installation
Liquefied gas, used for heating and cooking, is an ecological fuel - it does not produce smoke during cobustion and does not generate smog. Home LPG installations, if properly used and maintained, are also very safe. However a few basic principles should be followed. Check if you know how to use home LPG tank installations safely.
- Open fire should not be used near the tank, including smoking cigarettes or lighting a grill.
- There should be no flammable materials stored near the tank, such as rubbish, paper for recycling or cut grass.
- All repairs of the tank installation should be made by licensed professionals.
- No alterations of the installation should be attempted under any circumstances.
- Regular maintenance and inspections required by relevant regulations should be conducted in due time.
- It is important to verify the quality of the gas and the competence of the company that provides the gas - ask your provider to present rel;evant certificates and he permit to trade in fuels. Verify also if your provider has a licence to transport hazardous materials and if the driver has been properly trained.
Proper use of the installation will ensure not only a high level of safety but also proper functioning of the heating system.