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Technical Information

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If you need information regarding storage and handling of LPG, contact Tervas Gas on 021 4873514 and we will be happy to guide you.

What is LPG?

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a colourless odourless liquid which readily evaporates into a gas. Normally an odourant has been added to it to help detect leaks.
LPG (either Butane or Propane), is generally stored and distributed as a liquid and it is widely used for process and space heating, cooking and automotive propulsion. It is classified as highly flammable.

The approved Codes of Practice apply to the Safe Storage of LPG are:

  1. I.S. 3213: Code of Practice for the Storage of LPG Cylinders and Cartridges
  2. I.S. 3216 Part 1: Code of Practice for the Bulk Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas: (this also covers filling of forklift cylinders)
  3. I.S. 3216 Part 2: Code of Practice for the Bulk Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Specific requirements for Liquefied Petroleum Gas refuelling facilities where a dispenser is used
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