LPG AND SAFETY
Safety is of great concern to all involved in the LPG business, from producers through the supply, storage, handling and distribution chain, through to the consumer. The health, safety and security of employees, contractors, customers and the general public is of prime importance to us at Natgaz. The industry strives to ensure that everyone producing, transporting, selling and using LPG is aware of how to do so safely and securely.
The World LPG Association (WLPGA), of which Natgaz is a member, promotes compliance with health, safety and environment standards and good business practices throughout the LPG industry.
People all around the world use LPG safely every day for their cooking, heating, driving, camping and many other needs. To help ensure a safe environment while using LPG, we would like to share with you the following brief safety tips:
- LPG is flammable like all petroleum fuels. It must be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area
- LPG can be detected by a typically unpleasant odour of gas
- LPG vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low lying areas
- There are special tanks which are specifically designed for use underground
- LPG expands rapidly when the temperature rises. So whenever a container is filled, sufficient space is left for expansion
- LPG will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LPG
- Although LPG is non-toxic, it is an asphixiant and its abuse is highly dangerous. Treat LPG with respect