This project is in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Conservation Organization (EPCO). Launched last six weeks, it includes an outreach component to avoid accidents.
"We wish to inform hazards to avoid when using gas appliances. We try a preventive campaign from uninformed people who do not have the means to change their couplings and regulators, "says, for this purpose, an official of Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited.
What are the safety precautions to be observed? The side of the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB), the criteria for the use of fittings and household gas regulators are based on European standards, South Africa and India. Compared to domestic gas regulators, it is recommended, inter alia, not to apply too much force when connected to the gas cylinder.
If the regulator does not fit easily, it is important not to force it to change. It is in this sense, advisable to replace after 5 years of use. It takes Rs 140 for a regulator. There are also criteria to be observed in the use of plastic or rubber fittings that connect the gas cylinder household oven. These fittings should not be exposed to an ambient temperature of less than -30 degrees Celsius and 60 degrees Celsius.