In Indian households, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders are an indispensable part of daily life. These cylinders provide a convenient and efficient cooking fuel, but they also come with inherent safety risks if not handled properly. One crucial aspect of gas cylinder safety is checking its expiry date regularly.
Why is Checking the Expiry Date Important?
LPG cylinders have a stipulated lifespan, typically around 10 years. Over time, the metal of the cylinder can weaken, making it more susceptible to leaks and explosions. Regular inspection and adherence to the expiry date help prevent such hazardous incidents.
Methods to Check the Expiry Date
There are two primary ways to check the expiry date of your LPG cylinder:
Physical Inspection: Look for the embossed date stamped on the cylinder’s collar. The date is typically written in the format “MM-YY,” indicating the month and year of manufacturing. The cylinder is considered expired after 10 years from its manufacturing date.
Mobile App: Several LPG distribution companies offer mobile apps for customers to manage their gas connections and check cylinder details. These apps often have a feature to display the expiry date of the cylinder linked to the customer’s account.