- Replace if it shows signs of wear and tear, or does not fit properly with the cylinder.
- Check for leaks every time you connect to a cylinder.
- The expected lifetime of a regulator is around 10 years, but always refer to the manufacturer specifications.
- Use only certified hoses which bear the year and name of the manufacturer.
- Keep hose lengths as short as possible.
- Secure hoses with proper hose clips.
- Replace any hoses when they expire.
- Replace any hoses showing signs of wear, cracking or damage.
- Never use a naked flame to search for leaks
IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
- Immediately raise the alarm and call the Fire Brigade (112) advising them of the presence of LPG.
- Call Liquigas Malta 24/7 emergency service on 2248 6010.
Using Liquigas Cylinders Safely
- Take care of the cylinder and the valve to ensure that they are not damaged.
- Always use cylinders in the upright position.
- Return cylinders when empty or when not in use for long periods.
- Read the instructions provided with your appliance and keep them handy for future reference.
- Keep your appliance clean and have it serviced regularly by a competent person.
- Ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air where your appliance is used. If a room becomes stuffy, open a window or door immediately.
- Preferably replace empty cylinders for full ones outdoors. In case of a change indoors take extra care and precaution. The appliance must also be switched off and preferably allowed to cool.
- Check that the regulator is connected properly and that there is no gas leakage.
- Don’t expose the cylinder to direct heat from flame as this may result in excessive pressure.
- Don’t attempt to unscrew or disconnect a clip-on from any cylinder if the flame does not go out when the regulator is turned off.
- Don’t store or use cylinders in cellars, below ground level or closer than 2 metres from entrapped drains, unsealed gullies or openings to cellars. LPG is heavier than air and if there is a leak gas will accumulate at a low level and may become dangerous in presence of a flame or spark.
- Don’t attempt to force a regulator of one size on to a cylinder’s valve of another size. In case of difficulty, contact your retailer and have the appliance checked.
- Don’t modify your gas appliance. Always ask your gas retailer for advice and do not let unqualified people tamper with or service your appliance.
- Don’t obstruct access to cylinders.