- If there is an emergency, 1311 must be contacted to help understand the situation and mitigate
While advising consumers to refrain from resorting to unverified testing methods like soap test to determine leaks, the Litro Gas Lanka said in all instances where people complain about LPG leaks, safety has been compromised as a result of broken or damaged hose, regulator or cooker. In a statement, Hemachandra Gunathilake, Channel Safety Advisor of Litro Gas Lanka pointed out that the correct safety protocols must be followed at all times when using LPG.
“If there is indeed an emergency, 1311 must be contacted to help understand the situation and mitigate,” he added.
“The LPG shipped by Litro Gas Lanka undergoes vigorous testing at the point of loading and unloading in Kerawalapitiya; additionally, we obtain independently verified and certified reports on the LPG composition from Geochem, an independent energy & LPG verification agency,” says Pushpakumara Edirisinghe Director Operations - Litro Gas Terminals, “ These standards have been internationally accepted and further approved by the Cabinet of Ministers through a tender process.’’ Litro Gas Lanka says that the Company possesses 8,000 MT LPG capacity which means that a new LPG stock is required every six to seven days to meet the market demand; a new shipment of LPG arrives at the Kerawalapitiya filling plant every 3-4 days, ensuring that customers are given a seamless supply of LPG.
Although the Company introduced the 18 Litre cylinder earlier this year, it was soon taken off the market by a Government directive and is no longer available in the market since June 2021.
Concerning safety which forms a vital component in handling LPG, Hemachandra Gunathilake Channel Safety Advisor of Litro Gas Lanka states that the globally accepted best practices should be deployed at all times when handling LPG for cooking or for any other purpose. This means checking the hose, the regulator, the cooker and the connecting system which includes the safety clip of the cylinder. “If there are any LPG leaks, it is detectable with the smell and visibility.’’ While advising consumers to refrain from resorting to unverified methods such as a soap test to determine leaks, Litro Gas Lanka points out that the correct safety protocols must be followed at all times when using LPG and if there is indeed an emergency, 1311 must be contacted to help understand the situation and mitigate it. in all instances where customers have complained about possible LPG leaks, the compromising of safety has taken place as a result of broken or damaged hose, regulator or the cooker. the hose must be changed on or before every 02 years and the regulator on or before every 05 years.