The safe storage of LPG Gas Bottles

The safe storage of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) bottles is important to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are some guidelines for storing LPG gas bottles at home in New South Wales:

1. Location: The LPG gas bottles should be stored in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors, away from sources of ignition and heat, such as direct sunlight, heaters, and electrical appliances.

  1. Upright Position: The bottles should always be stored in an upright position, with the valve at the top.
  2. Secure the Bottles: Make sure the bottles are secured in place, so they cannot fall or be knocked over. Use an appropriate stand or holder that is designed to securely hold the size of the LPG bottle you have.
  3. Keep Away from Flammable Materials: The bottles should be kept away from flammable materials such as wood, paper, and other combustible materials.
  4. Keep Out of Reach of Children: LPG gas bottles should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
  5. Check for leaks: Always check for gas leaks before and after use, and if you suspect there is a gas leak, turn off the gas supply and seek professional assistance.
  6. Turn off the Gas Supply When Not in Use: When the gas is not in use, turn off the gas supply at the bottle valve.
  7. Adequate Ventilation: The storage area should have adequate ventilation to prevent any buildup of gas in case of leaks. Keep the area well-ventilated and avoid storing LPG gas bottles in enclosed spaces.
  8. Avoid Direct Sunlight: LPG gas bottles should not be stored in direct sunlight or exposed to high temperatures, as this can increase the pressure in the bottle and pose a safety risk.
  9. Keep Labels Intact: Make sure the label on the LPG gas bottle is legible and intact, so you can quickly identify the type of gas and any safety warnings.
  10. Store Empty and Full Bottles Separately: Store empty and full LPG gas bottles separately, or clearly mark the difference, to avoid confusion and potential hazards.
  11. Don't Tamper with Safety Features: Don't attempt to tamper with any safety features or valves on the LPG gas bottle. Only qualified professionals should perform any repairs or maintenance.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the safe storage of LPG gas bottles at home in New South Wales. If you have any concerns about LPG gas bottle storage or usage, contact your LPG supplier for more information.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority when handling LPG gas bottles at home. By following these guidelines, you can help prevent accidents and ensure the safe storage and usage of LPG gas bottles in New South Wales.