As a matter of fact one must use O2 cylinders and DA Cylinders for doing Gas Cutting/welding activities and not even LPG Cylinders eventhough it is commercial cylinders. The commercial cylinders are not safer comparing to O2 & DA cylinders which is used after fitting the standard quality flash-back arresters.
Tell me the Gas cylinder rules about using Domestic/Commertial cylinders using in industries/Construction sites.
Mr. Bhaskar has already answered the query that it is illegal to use domestic LPG cylinders for any other purpose such as Industrial, Commercial or in vehicles, except for domestic cooking.
There has been several Acts and Orders by the Central Govt. from time to time on this such as LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (REGULATION OF
SUPPLY AND DISTRUBUTION) ORDER 2000 etc.
As per Liquefied Petroleum Gas Control Order - 2001, one can be fined or imprisoned upto 7 years or both.
There is no point in having arguments; pointing out violation of others, or analyzing other aspects for inducing or favouring an illegal act. There are several discussion on this topic in CiteHR, and you can use the "research" tab on top of the page to find them,
It is not safe to use the LPG cylinder in Industry. In home also we have to keep the cylinder at the bottom and the Gas Stove to be place above the level of Cylinder in the Cooking Platform. Because there are chances of leakage of liquid from the cylinder if the cylinder kept in lying position, so that there are chances of catching fire in tube and other combustible material. Even the cylinder can burst and can cause damage to the entire house and life of the personnel using the cylinder.
If you keep the O2 Cylinder in its trolley and DA Cylinder separately and both the tubes are connected at one edge where it will mix up and before that the standard Flash back arresters at both inlet to be fitted for complete safety. If you ignite near the cutting /welding torch then you will be fully secured.
Please forget about the Laws/Acts/Statutory complaince. Let us think of our safety while working. Work safely, live peacefully and keep the family happy and enjoy our life.
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