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Post Fire Action: LPG Installations

Linto to fact sheet on LPG installations.These actions have been developed to assist with the safety of LPG installations that have been damaged or potentially damaged by fire, and for the safe return to service of this equipment.

Even if LPG vessels appear to be undamaged, there may be damage to components that is not apparent but can affect safe operation or cause leaks.

If in doubt call your local ELGAS on 131161.

When you return home:

  • Ensure all supply valves and appliances are turned off if safe to do so
  • Do not attempt to start any LPG appliance, or turn supply back on, until the installation is checked by a gasfitter.
  • If your clyinders are heat or fire damaged ELGAS will replace them without cost
  • If cylinders have fallen or are upturned, do not attempt to move them, and contact ELGAS on 131161
  • If you can hear or smell LPG:
    • Turn cylinders off if safe to do so
    • Call ELGAS on 131161 or a licensed gas fitter
    • Stay well clear of the installation keep any sources of ignition away.

NOTE:

  • Always follow the directions of Fire Authorities who are in control while the fire event continues.
  • ELGAS will be able to act and assist only on the direction of Fire Authorities.

 

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