New Delhi: The state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is all set to launch new cooking gas cylinder which is colourful, lighter and easier-to-handle and that will land in your kitchens soon.
Now with this good news for the consumers old and long used to heavy and potentially hazardous steel containers.
These new composite cylinders, made of fibre, will be safer because they do not explode even when engulfed in fire, potentially saving thousands of lives, who fall victim to kitchen accidents every year.
The HPCL has placed orders for about 5,000 cylinders with capacities of 2 kg, 5 kg and 10 kg of cooking gas, an oil ministry official said. Current cylinders typically carry a net 14.2 kg of gas.
These composite cylinders, which would weigh half and cost double that of the steel cylinders currently in use. These cylinders would be freely available to anyone at several stores.
The biggest advantage of the composite cylinder is that it doesn’t explode in the event of a leak or fire. This is due to the advanced fibreglass technology used in manufacturing the composite cylinders.