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No composition change in LP gas cylinders: Litro Gas Lanka

25 November 2021 10:12 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While rejecting all statements regarding safety issues being spread over use of cooking gas, Litro Gas Lanka Sales Director Janaka Pathiratne said there is no change in composition of the domestic Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas cylinders.

Addressing the media, he said all statements being spread are not true, imaginary and baseless.

"Making false statements will bring embarrassment to the institution, the government, and the six million people. We have been supplying gas to the local market for about 150 years adhering to internationally approved standards, "he said.

Meanwhile, Litro Gas Lanka Chemical Reaction Engineer Jayantha Basnayake said the LP Gas is a combination of a propane butane product. The same gas composition for both industry and domestic use has long been tested by an international independent body and certified.

"The incident at the race course was an isolated incident due to a leak in the piping, hose system, or furnace. Since LP gas is heavier than air, it remains on the floor for a long time. An explosion could occur when the elements needed to ignite are added.

"What happened there was not an explosion of the gas cylinder, but an explosion in the air. The pressure in a gas cylinder is six times higher than the pressure in the gas. That pressure is reduced and delivered through the regulator, and the pressure in the cylinder rarely explodes, " Mr. Basnayake said.

He said gas cylinders are released based on the safety of the cylinder.

An instruction leaflet on this subject contains those facts and the usage guidelines, he said.

"The SLS 712 air pressure standard is provided by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. The mixture is made according to the climate of Sri Lanka. This equation varies for India and other developing countries. The composition is produced according to the standards required by our country," the Chemical Reaction Engineer added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 15

  • Mahesh Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:40 AM

    Govt Analysts report confirms that the leak was due to a composition change by you guys. Now don't make funny statements by ignoring it. These guys should be hanged for killing innocent people.

    priyantha opatha Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:29 PM

    Come on you are yet to announce the composition of the gas mixture in the cylinder. Give those figures now percentage by volume or by weight. It is simple to do this if nothing has been changed.

    Robert Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:41 PM

    You are correct. But who will?

    sachith Thursday, 25 November 2021 02:00 PM

    Yes, very true. Someone should take legal actions against these guys.

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:01 PM

    We can not trust these Litro Gas guys

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:06 PM

    If the composition earlier was 20/80 propane/butane why was this changed to 50/50? What are the benefits of 50/50 in comparison 20/80 in weight

    Roshanaly Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:42 PM

    50% of the Gas Cylinders are very old and rusted.

    Praveen Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:44 PM

    Well show the evidence. What is the ratio anyway? ...This is a MAJOR public safety issue affecting almost everyone. IMMEDIATELY RECALL all cylinders and change composition to 80/20 as before. This needs to be asap for the safety of almost everyone in the country. Madness

    gas farts Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:54 PM

    usual drama you say no composition change..govt. analyst says composition changed..and sir says අපි තමා හොදටම ගෑස් අරින්නෙ the mouth, tragedy strikes.

    Sri Wickrema Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:04 PM

    You are lying through your teeth when the Govt Analyst confirms these explosions were due to gas leak.

    Dee Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:23 PM

    Are these two in a sit down comedy? Wear a mask in the first place! Butane will not give you immunity!

    Kathira Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:24 PM

    What about Hokandara incident today?

    Stink Friday, 26 November 2021 06:50 AM

    Again, another case of closing the stable doors......!!!

    Dung Beetle Friday, 26 November 2021 07:08 AM

    Even Gas is protesting the absurd in crease of gas!!!

    Jerome Friday, 26 November 2021 01:41 PM

    Don't play with innocent lives.

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