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What is LPG | Features & Benefits | LPG Application
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Safety

LPG is as safe as natural gas. Modern gas appliances have built-in safety features such as flame failure devices and tilt switches to cut off the gas supply if a room heater is knocked over. Installation must be carried out by a licensed gas fitter and meet stringent safety standards.

Changing over cylinders

Check the level of LPG in the cylinder by pouring warm water down the side. Run your hand down the side until you feel it getting colder which indicates the level remaining.

When one cylinder is empty, open the valve on the full cylinder Quickly turn the regulator valve over to the full cylinder

Close the valve on the empty cylinder

Order a replacement at your dealer.

Never tamper with a cylinder or valve, and if it requires repair, take it to a specialist.

Check your LPG appliances

With over 600,000 households around Australia using LPG as a major energy source for heating, hot water and cooking, Kleenheat Gas suggests a few simple safety tips to ensure safe LPG usage.

With increased use of LPG in Australia, all people should be aware of the basic properties of LPG and the safe-handling principles.

Customers only need to follow these simple steps to ensure safe use of LPG cylinders throughout the year, particularly during the winter season:

Check for gas leaks by placing soapy water over the cylinder valve. If there's a leak, bubbles will be created. Always store and transport your cylinders upright. Do not store cylinders in a vehicle. Never tamper with a cylinder or valve, and if it requires repair, take it to a specialist. When using heaters always circulate fresh air into the room for adequate ventilation. Maintain your heater with regular servicing, which is recommended at least every second year and can be completed by a trained Kleenheat Gas specialist or an approved dealer.

BBQ safety http://www.ogs.vic.gov.au/facts/bbq.pdf

Using LPG safely http://www.ogs.vic.gov.au/facts/living_LPG.pdf

Tips for Winter http://www.ogs.vic.gov.au/facts/tipsforwinter.pdf

LPG is

  • Colourless and odourless (odourant added that smells like "rotten eggs").

  • Does not pollute soil or ground water, because it vaporizes.

  • Composed of simple hydrocarbon compounds, propane and butane, which burn very cleanly (produce significantly less greenhouse gas emissions than other fossil fuels).

Propane and butane are not considered to be direct greenhouse gases and have not been assigned a global warming potential. Energy production and use is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Use of LPG in place of other fossil fuels significantly reduces these emissions.


What is LPG | Features & Benefits | LPG Application
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