Sunday, July 09, 2006

LPG Cylinders (Cooking Gas) Expiry Date

Received this in an email. Definitely worth sharing:

Have you ever heard about LPG gas cylinder's expiry date? I also didn't know. In fact, most of us do not know this. I came to know today from the gas stockist after an accident occurred.

Expired Gas Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard, please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the vendor.

Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:

On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha-numerically as follows:

A or B or C or D and some 2-digit numbers following this e.g. D06.

The alphabets stand for quarters:
- A for March (First Qtr),
- B for June (Second Qtr),
- C for September (Third Qtr), and
- D for December (Fourth Qtr).

The digits stand for the year it is valid:
Hence D06 would mean December Qtr of 2006.
Share this with your family and friends. Although I've not checked the authencity of this claim, I still feel that all should have knowledge of this just to be safe unless of course you hate that particular person and wish for an accident to happen with the gas cylinder! :P

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