Leakage in Cylinders

The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that strict instructions have been issued to all distributors to carry out pre-delivery inspection at customers premise at the time of refill delivery. However, in case any subsequent leakage emergency, a multi-lingual emergency helpline 1906 has been publicized on which the customer can contact in emergency.

In order to ensure the quality of LPG cylinders, the following quality checks are carried out:-

a. LPG cylinders bottled at Plants are checked and only sound cylinders are sent for filling. After filling, the cylinders are despatched to the distributors after passing for quality checks for leaks.

b. Statistical quality checks are conducted for the cylinders at bottling plants before despatch to distributors.

c. LPG cylinders are periodically tested for safety as per norms of the Chief controller of Explosives, PESO.