Have you ever heard about LPG cylinder’s expire date. I also didn’t know.Do you know that there is an expiry date (physical life) for LPG cylinders? Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard, please be cautious when accepting any LPG cylinder from the vendor.
Here is how you 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 two digit number following this e.g. D06. The alphabets stand for quarters –
- A for March (First Qtr)
- B for June (Second Qtr)
- C for Sept (Third Qtr)
- D for December (Fourth Qtr)
The digits stand for the year till it is valid. Hence D06 would mean December quarter of 2006.Share this message with everyone you know, This way you will save life of many people and create awareness among the public.Please do not accept the cylinder if the date has already expired.
Here is an example with picture:
- “D” stands for the first quarter ie January to March and
- “13″ stands for the present year 2013.
We all were still confused with the terms used above. D-13 indicates the expiry life of cylinder and not the GAS filled in it.