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What you can do to prevent a gas explosion

The Singapore Civil Defence Force shared some tips on how to handle liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) safely.

  • Buy your LPG from authorised dealers.
  • Keep gas cylinders upright and at least a metre away from open flames, heat sources and electrical outlets.
  • Ensure that there are no naked flames nearby when changing the gas cylinder.
  • Store no more than one spare cylinder at any time.
  • Keep the kitchen well-ventilated while cooking.
  • Never leave cooking unattended or place flammable items near the flame.
  • Turn off the gas supply at the regulator before leaving for overseas trips.
  • Check all gas connections regularly for leakage. If bubbles appear after detergent or soap solution is applied on the gas hose, there is a leakage.
  • Replace gas hoses every two years, and gas regulators every five years.
  • If you smell a gas leak, you should:
  • Put out all flames and turn off the stove, gas valves and regulators.
  • Open all windows and doors to ventilate the house.
  • Call your authorised dealer to report the gas leakage immediately.