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Can I use a 8.7kg cylinder instead of a 45kg one?

25 Jun, 2023 | Business LPG, Residential LPG

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Possible issues if 8.7kg LPG cylinder is used in place of a 45kg one.
9kg LPG bottle instead of 45kg

We do not recommend connecting an 8.5kg gas cylinder in place of a 45kg gas cylinder, if the installation was designed for a 45kg gas cylinder. There are a number of safely issues that can affect  your personal safety.

8.5kg LPG Gas cylinder Safety Issues

If you are considering using an 8.5kg cylinder in an installation designed for a 45kg cylinder, then there are a number of potential safety issues that need to be considered.

  • A cylinder must not be set up where it is hanging unsupported from its supply hose as this will potentially damage the installation and result in a gas leak
  • Cylinders must always sit upright and level
  • Always ensure cylinders are in a stable position and secured in place. They must never be placed in an unstable or unsecured position where they could fall and start leaking or be damaged
  • Cylinders must always be placed on a grounded support to help avoid the risk of an ignition hazard. Never use non-grounded items such as plastic milk crates to support a cylinder.

If you have any questions or concerns about an LPG installation at your home, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team on 131 161 as they will be happy to assist you.

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