Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ever heard of LPG Cylinder's expiry Date ?

Do you know that there is an expiry date (physical life) for LPG cylinders? Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard, please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the vendor.
Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha numerically as follows A or B or C or D and some two digit number following this e.g. D06.
The alphabets stand for quarters -
1. A for March (First Quarter),
2. B for June (Second Quarter),
3. C for Sept (Third Quarter),
4. D for December (Fourth Quarter).

The digits stand for the year till it is valid. Hence D06 would mean December Quarter of 2006.
Please Return Back the Cylinder that you get with a Expiry Date, they are prone to Leak and other Hazardous accidents

The second example with D13 allows the cylinder to be in use until Dec 2013.