LPG Cylinder Life Cycle: 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 due to LPG cylinders in the country. In such a situation, it is very important to know how long the life cycle of the LPG cylinder that comes in your house lasts. Also, what is the insurance provision in case of any accident?
The issue of LPG cylinder safety was raised in Parliament.
In the Lok Sabha, a question was asked to the Petroleum Minister about the safety standards of LPG cylinders including the average life of the cylinder and the average recycling period. The Petroleum Minister was also asked that domestic LPG cylinders are being used without recycling for many years which has led to cylinder bursts and how many such cylinder bursts have occurred in the last five years. are
Testing of LPG cylinders by BIS
On this question, Minister of State for Petroleum Rameshwar Teli said in his written reply that LPG cylinders are manufactured as per Indian standards. Each batch of cylinders is tested by the Bureau of Indian Standards, before dispatch. After obtaining BIS certificate, LPG filling in cylinder is allowed by Chief Controller of Explosives (CCoE), Nagpur or his representative.
Inspection of each cylinder is mandatory after 10 years.
The Minister of State for Petroleum said that it is very important to check the fitness of each cylinder as per the Gas Cylinder Rules 2016. The cylinder is re-tested after 10 years from the date of manufacture. And testing is required every five years thereafter. The cylinder is tested keeping safety in mind as per PESO (Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization) rules.
These are the causes of LPG cylinder accidents.
Rameshwar Teli said that the cylinder to be tested is kept separately in the LPG filling plant and tested before use. The LPG cylinder to be tested is neither filled nor dispatched. He said that there are many causes of accidents related to LPG cylinders including leakage from the cylinder, transfer of LPG from domestic to foreign cylinders, use of unapproved equipment, misuse at the consumer’s house, hose pipes. including deterioration of LPG cylinder can also burst due to overheating due to not changing on time, O-ring failure, leakage from LPG hose, leakage from stove and other reasons. He said that there have been 4082 LPG cylinder accidents in the last five years.
LPG consumer gets insurance cover.
When the Petroleum Minister was asked about the provision of compensation due to LPG cylinder accident, Rameshwar Teli said that oil marketing companies (OMCs) under public liability policy for the oil industry. Insurance policy is taken, in which all LPG consumers who are members of OMC, are registered. In this policy, the oil marketing companies cover the loss caused by LPG accidents through an insurance policy. In which a cover of Rs 6 lakh is available in case of death under personal accident cover. There is a provision to cover medical expenses of Rs.30 lakh per incident which includes Rs.2 lakh per person. A cover of up to Rs 2 lakh is available in case of damage to the registered property of the customer.
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