With more and more gas cylinders entering the kitchens of rural households, there is no denying the risks that come with it. Many villagers have admitted to preferring wooden stoves or hearths, as they fear using the heavy, blast-prone Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, which demand constant supervision while cooking. Most of the country kitchens lack proper space which can protect the cylinders from catching fire or gas leakage. Thus, despite the statistical graphs showing how LPG connection is penetrating nooks and corners of India, the reality is also laden with apprehension.
To address this issue, in the latest advancement in the domain of gas cylinders, 100% blast-proof were unveiled just before National Science Day. These blast-proof composite LPG cylinders are highly resistant to heat, corrosion, rusting and UV rays as well as completely recyclable, states a report by The Hindu. A collaborative innovation by Confidence Petroleum India Limited and Time Technoplast Limited, this range of cylinders has been christened as ‘GoGas Elite’. It has received good feedback from urban users so far and are soon to be commercially launched all over the country, reported India Times.
How blast-proof GoGas Elite cylinders are better
The GoGas Elite cylinders are an upgrade on the explosion-proof Litesafe cylinders launched in 2017 by Time Technoplast Limited. Made from a composite material that renders its upgraded properties, the gas-fibre cylinders are much lighter in weight than their existing steel counterparts. Also, they have been made translucent which enables the user to check the liquid gas level, a first-of-its-kind feature. The fitting and regulation are simpler and more consumer-friendly, in addition to preventing gas leakage.
The best part is definitely their blast-proof quality. The cylinders are so potent that they are safe from exploding even if engulfed in fire. The GoGas Elite cylinder is expected to have a shelf life of around 20 years, while normal steel cylinders last at most 15 to 16 years. However, as of now, these cylinders will cost a little extra. Their present market price is 20% to 25% higher than the available LPG cylinders.
It must be mentioned here that each of these cylinders is subjected to pass a 14-step quality assessment test before it is certified ‘fit for use’ by the concerned government agency.
Presently, this cutting-edge technology in cooking gas exists in only three other countries globally. India is the latest addition to this elite list.
It might take years for the entire nation to adopt this technology. As of now, users can follow a series of basic precautions to make the kitchen a safer space.
For more details, visit the Consumer Guidance instructions provided by LPG or watch the video issued by the government to ensure consumer safety.