LPG Cylinder Lifecycle: If you use LPG cylinder for cooking at home, then this news is very important for you. In the last five years, a total of 4082 accidents have occurred in the country due to LPG cylinders. In such a situation, it is very important to know how long is the life cycle of the LPG cylinder coming to your house. Also, what is the provision of insurance in case of any accident.
Issue of safety of LPG cylinder raised in Parliament
In the Lok Sabha, a question was asked to the Petroleum Minister regarding the safety standards of LPG cylinders, which include the average life of the cylinder and the average recycling period. The Petroleum Minister was also asked that domestic LPG cylinders are being used for many years without recycling, due to which incidents of cylinder bursting have come to light and how many such cylinder bursting incidents have taken place in the last five years?
Testing of LPG cylinder by BIS
On this question, Minister of State for Petroleum Rameshwar Teli said in his written reply, LPG cylinders are manufactured as per Indian Standards. Before dispatching every batch of cylinders, testing is done by the Bureau of Indian Standards. After receiving the BIS certificate, permission is given to use LPG filling in the cylinder by the Chief Controller of Explosives (CCoE) Nagpur or his representative.
Testing of every cylinder is mandatory after 10 years
The Minister of State for Petroleum said that according to the Gas Cylinder Rules 2016, it is very important to check the fitness of every cylinder. The cylinder is re-tested after 10 years from the date of manufacturing. And after this, testing is necessary every five years. Cylinder testing is done keeping safety in mind under the rules of PESO (Petroleum & Explosive Safety Organization).
These are the reasons for LPG cylinder accidents
Rameshwar Teli said that the cylinder which is to be tested is kept separately in the LPG filling plant and is tested before using it. The LPG cylinder which is to be tested is neither filled nor dispatched. He said that there are many reasons for accidents related to LPG cylinders, including leakage from the cylinder, transfer of LPG from domestic to non-domestic cylinder, use of non-approved equipment, wrong use in the consumer's house, failure of hose pipe. LPG cylinder bursting can also occur due to not being replaced on time, failure of O-ring, leakage from LPG hose, leakage from gas stove and excessive heat due to other reasons. He told that in the last five years there have been 4082 accidents involving LPG cylinders.
LPG customer gets insurance cover
When the Petroleum Minister was asked a question about the provision of compensation due to accidents caused by LPG cylinders, Rameshwar Teli said that Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) take an insurance policy under the Public Liability Policy for Oil Industry in which all LPG customers who are registered with OMCs. are covered. In this policy, oil marketing companies compensate for the losses caused by accidents caused by LPG through the insurance policy. In which personal accident cover provides a cover of Rs 6 lakh in case of death. There is a provision to cover medical expenses of Rs 30 lakh per incident which includes Rs 2 lakh per person. If there is damage to the customer's registered property, a cover of up to Rs 2 lakh is available.
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