LPG CYLINDER SAFETY
1. All LPG cylinders designed and manufactured by SAIGON GAS strictly meet the standard DOT-4BA-240, TCVN 6156-1996
2. Every cylinder must be inspected at an authorised LPG Test Station at least once every five years. The last inspection date is stamped on the cylinder handle.
3. A safety valve is fitted to the vapour space to allow automatic relief of any excess pressure due to overfilling, or in the event of a fire.
4. Never tamper with the safety valve or other cylinder fittings. Do not use undue force to open or close the main cylinder valve. If in doubt, consult the supplier.
5. If any leakage from the valve of a small cylinder is detected or suspected move the cylinder to a safe location at least 20 metres from any possible source of ignition. Slowly release the contents. Return the empty cylinder to the supplier for check. Where a leaking cylinder is part of a fixed installation, shut off the main valve and immediately notify your gas supplier
6. LPG cylinders (except for forklifts and automotive fuel containers) must always be transported, stored and used in an upright position. This ensures that the safety valve remains in vapour space and not immersed in the liquid
7. Store cylinders well away from possible sources of ignition or excess heat and in a well ventilated space. Do not store near other compressed gases.
8. Keep cylinders secure during transport. Use a cylinder sealing plug whenever the appliance is not connected.
9. Shut off the cylinder valve before disconnecting the cylinder from the appliance. Conversely, when replacing an empty with full cylinder that the appliance isolation cocks are turned off.
10. Cylinders are not to be totally filled with liquid LPG. To allow a safe vapour space for liquid expansion with temperature change, the correct maximum fill is approximately 85%.