Know your LPG

We commonly see this thing in the kitchen and lately we often hear about Liquified Petroleum Gas or LPG in the news. It’s a hot item today because of the surging price of oil in the world market.

Now, do you have an idea about your LPG? You may say it’s a very basic question. Yes, it is. That’s what I thought too at first, but when I had the chance to know more about LPG, I do learned a lot.

PR Gaz helped mothers understand our cooking gas very well regardless of the brand we use. The Discovery Day happened last March 17 at PR Gaz station in Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City. It was an ordinary day but a very extraordinary experience.

Photos below are courtesy of PR Gaz taken at their refilling plant.

Now, let me share to you more about Liquiefied Petroleum Gas.

Some important information about the LPG cylinder or tank can be found on the collar-side. I know most of us don’t bother to read it but this is important to determine if it’s fake and for safety purposes.

These includes the:

1) Date Manufactured – cylinder manufacturing date and date tested, PS or ICC certification marks. PS for Philippine made and ICC for imported tanks.

2) Manufacturer’s Name – the trade name, brand name or business name. Example PR Gaz

3) Re-qualification Date – remember the tank’s life span is 10 years, after that it will be tested for re-qualification and if it passed it’s life span would be for 5 years.

You can also find the embossed name of the brand name on the foot ring.

To know if your LPG weighs exactly 11 kilos as indicated in the Net Content, you have to subtract the Tare weight from the filled LPG weight. You can find the Tare Weight on the collar and on the body. Also in the body is the actual weight. It is sometimes painted.

Here are some important facts about your cooking gas.

1) Pure LPG have no color and smell.

2) Ethyl Mercapthan is mixed with LPG for safety purpose to serve as warning sign when the LPG leaks.

3) The liquid LPG is denser than water but the LPG as gas is heavier than air.

4) LPG is not poisonous but it can cause asphyxiation.

5) LPG can melt natural rubber.

These are the basic information about LPG. I will share to you more about LPG safety on my next post and hope you would find time to read.

But if you want to learn more or would like to share this to your community PR Gaz can help you reach out through their community service seminar for free.

Facts about PR Gaz

1) It is one of the top local brands of quality liquefied petroleum gas used by thousands of consumers and businesses across Luzon. It started in the province, particularly in Pangasinan and Zambales areas.

2) PR Gaz is the innovator of the country’s first LPG convenience store called the PR Gaz Haus.

  • PR Gaz Haus offers prompt, free delivery via texting or phone call to the nearest outlet.
  • It also sells LPG products, cooking equipment and accessories.
  • Provides free stove cleaning, check-up, repair and installation to customers.


14 comments on “Know your LPG

  1. We have this in my Mom’s place. It is expensive, the tank prices are increasing every year but so far so good. This is a nice thing to have in the kitchen. Thank you for the information 🙂

  2. i would’ve loved to attend this discovery day. the lpg is one thing in my kitchen that is alien to me + i would’ve loved to know more about it. thanks for sharing this post, it made me feel like i was there on the discovery day because of the information you give. i will definitely watch out for the next post 🙂

  3. thanks for sharing this informative post.
    we consume LPG for about 1 1/2 months because i have a toddler and we boil feeding bottles until now but the hot water will be used for his bathing.

  4. This is so informative! I never actually know much about our LPGs at home.. XD Ang alam ko lang iturn ang valve para makapagluto. 😀

  5. it’s good that this company initiated an information campaign. usually housewives don’t know facts about their LPG and don’t really bother. 😀

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