If you have been following us for a while, you will know by now that gas safety something we take seriously and we do our best to encourage the public to do the same.
There are many different aspects of gas safety that must always be considered, most of them are listed in one of our previous articles.
In this article, we will be talking about the importance of gas safety seals, and why you should only be using gas refilling companies which make use of a safety seal.
When we think about gas safety, we often only think about the installation, repair, maintenance, and proper usage of gas appliances. However, something that is equally important is a gas seal.
A gas seal is something that you should always check when having your gas cylinder refilled or exchanged and here is why:
Gas bottles that are not sealed after being refilled may be illegally filled and what this means is that there is no guarantee that the company has adhered to all the necessary safety check before, during, and after filling the cylinder.
The unfortunate reality is that it has become increasingly common for unauthorized traders to illegally fill gas cylinders of a well-known brand and then sell them to unsuspecting customers.
Gas bottles that have been illegally filled are dangerous because there is no guarantee that they have been filled according to strict gas safety regulations. There is also no guarantee that the valves and gas lines are in good condition or have been properly connected.
The equipment used does not get regularly maintained and this is where overfilling can occur, this been the main issue of bottle failure. But mostly it under filling and the customer is charged for a full bottle.
A gas seal provides a guarantee that the gas bottle was safely refilled and, as a result, is safe to use for its relevant application. This is why it’s important to always purchase and refill your gas bottles with a reputable company which makes sure your safety is their priority.
Although we do not sell or refill gas cylinders, we feel it is our responsibility to educate the public about gas safety and what they can do as consumers to ensure they stay out of harm’s way.
Gas is a safe form of energy, as long as we educate ourselves and make responsible choices.
As registered gas installers in Cape Town, we ensure that all gas installations carried out by our team are compliant with the necessary gas safety regulations and guidelines.
Contact us to find out more.
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