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ram
01-11-2009, 06:41 PM
I recently received this useful message as one of the mail forwards from one Mr.Raby. I was not aware of this earlier though I had seen the referred marking in the LPG Cylinder so many times.

I thought of sharing this stuff to all of GConnect readers.

Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. Please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the Vendor.

Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha numerically as follows A or B or C or D and some two digit number following this e.g. D06.

The alphabets stand for quarters -
1. A for March (First Qtr),
2. B for June (Second Qtr),
3. C for Sept (Third Qtr), &
4. D for December (Fourth Qtr).

http://ramrag2001.googlepages.com/cylinder-1.jpg

The digits stand for the year till it is valid. Hence D06 would mean December qtr of 2006.
Please Return Back the Cylinder that you get with a Expiry Date, they are prone to Leak and other Hazardous accidents...


The second example with D13 allows the cylinder to be in use until Dec 2013.

http://ramrag2001.googlepages.com/cylinder-2.jpg

venkatcustoms
01-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Very useful tip. Thank you

balajeeva97
09-11-2009, 04:23 PM
Thank you very much for the info. Yesterday I returned a cylinder with marking A09. In fact I enlightened the delivery staff about this expiry date.