You can use LPG safely if you apply simple safety rules.
LPG Saving Tips
Here are some kitchen tips on how you can use your LPG efficiently.
- 1. Organize your cooking. Keep all the necessary things ready for cooking. This will help you cook fast and thus save gas.
- 2. If you have to stop cooking for a short while, please switch off the gas. After all, it's cheaper to light another match. Always remember to strike a match first and place it over the burner before turning on the gas burner.
- 3. Use as little liquid as possible when cooking - surplus water requires more heating and therefore more gas is used than is necessary. Match the burner to the vessel. Use a small vessel on a small burner. A large burner consumes 15 percent more gas.
- 4. Cover the vessel while cooking. A cover helps prevent the steam from escaping. This means quicker cooking. A cover also helps retain the aroma of the food.
- 5. The family that eats together saves gas. If you have to heat food just once, it means less waste. Reheated food is also less nutritious.
- 6. Always remember to switch off the regulator or the gas valve when cooking gas is not in use, especially at night before you go to sleep.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE IN CASE OF GAS LEAK
If you smell or find a gas leak, DO NOT PANIC, here's what you should do:
- 1. Turn off the gas supply valve from the LPG cylinder of the tank.
- 2. Do not switch on or off all electrical switches and remove any other source of fire/ignition.
- 3. Ventilate the room by opening doors and windows.
- 4. Inform your gas supplier immediately.
- 5. Leave the house or apartment, and advise your neighbors.
- 6. If you think that there is a danger of a fire, call the Fire Department.
How to Replace your Empty LPG Cylinder
How to Change your POL type Gas Cylinder:
If your Pol type LPG gas cylinder is empty, just follow these simple steps to remove the regulator from the gas cylinder:
- 1. Make sure the Gas Valve Hand Wheel is turned OFF (Clockwise)
- 2. To remove the regulator from the gas cylinder valve (remove regulator from gas bottle), start by turning the Regulator Hand-Wheel clockwise (reverse thread). Be aware and careful, as a small amount of gas remaining in the gas regulator and hose may be released when you remove the regulator from the gas cylinder valve (remove regulator from gas bottle).
To attach the new LPG gas cylinder:
- 1. Remove any dust cover or plug that may be inside or over the female valve opening, where the POL type gas regulator screws in.
Please note that, if it is a screwed-in plug, you must turn it clockwise to remove it (reverse thread).
- 2. Inspect the POL gas regulator and hose for any damage.
Ensure that the regulator has rubber O-rings on the connector.
The O-ring should also be undamaged.
The connector should be clean and dirt free prior to insertion.
- 3. Screw the POL type gas regulator into the valve opening by turning the POL type Regulator.
Hand Wheel anti-clockwise (reverse thread).
Tighten well by hand only.
Make sure the gas hose is not kinked.
- 4. Without turning on the burner, open the Gas Valve Hand Wheel to turn on the gas (anti-clockwise).
Spray the entire LPG regulator, valve and gas hose with soapy water to check for any possible leaks.
You will see bubbles or smell gas if there is a leak.
If you have a leak, you should immediately turn the gas off (clockwise) and call your LPG supplier for assistance.
How to Change your Snap On type Gas Cylinder:
If your Snap On type LPG gas cylinder is empty, just follow these simple steps to remove the regulator from the gas the cylinder:
- 1. Make sure your gas appliance is fully switched off. Before disconnecting your regulator, please ensure that your regulator is in the off position, you an do this by turning the on/off switch clockwise.
- 2. Push the on/off switch in against the body of the regulator, this will unhook the regulator which you can simply lift off.
To install the new LPG gas cylinder.
- 1. Before connecting the regulator, ensure the regulator switch is in the disconnect position.
- 2. Place the regulator on top of the cylinder valve and push down firmly until you hear a click.
- 3. Spray the entire LPG regulator, valve and gas hose with soapy water to check for any possible leaks.
- 4. You will see bubbles or smell gas if there is a leak.
- 5. If you have a leak, you should immediately turn the gas off and call your LPG supplier for assistance.
When you need to use the gas, turn the switch anti-clockwise to the 'on' position.
We strongly advise that when fitting any gas regulator that you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Most Snap-On regulators operate much the same, however the various designs are wide ranging.