Safety

Safety

ButanGas has always stood out in the LPG market for its innovation and search for the highest standards of safety, efficiency and technology, also thanks to the constant modernisation of its plants and structures in strict compliance with current legislation.

All this without ever neglecting the protection of the environment through the adoption of increasingly ecological solutions in all stages of LPG production, transport and distribution.

Attention to safety which directly involves the end customer, especially in the use of cylinders and small tanks, single-user and multi-user meters and municipal distribution networks; our customers are provided with all the information and indications necessary for the correct use of the product.

In fact, LPG is neither toxic nor poisonous. However, it has anaesthetic properties and it is best to avoid inhaling it. Due to its rapid evaporation, if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes in its liquid state it can cause serious injuries, similar to burns. It is therefore necessary to avoid contact. Furthermore, LPG has a greater density than air and tends to stratify downwards if dispersed in the environment.

The safety guidelines for cylinders and tanks, single-user and multi-user meters and municipal distribution networks are below.

Municipal Distribution Networks

The emergency service for reporting gas leaks or supply irregularities or interruptions is free and is active 24 hours a day, every day of the year:  +39 800 971997

Tanks and Metered Single-user/Multi-user

Toll-free number for emergencies available 24 hours a day, every day of the year: +39 800 327327

  • Observe the limitations posted around the storage installation area of the warehouse and do not alter the safety conditions for fire prevention.
  • Avoid any intervention and do not tamper with the applied seals.
  • Do not place combustible substances or objects (paper, rags, timbers, paints, etc.) in the LPG storage area.
  • Do not tamper with the pressure reducer/regulator and the valves on the tank.
    Always request the intervention of qualified personnel through the toll-free number.
  • If you notice a slight smell of gas, ventilate the room, do not turn electrical switches on or off, do not light flames or smoke and close the shut-off valve of the internal system. Always request the intervention of qualified personnel through the toll-free number.

Cylinders

  • Never place cylinders underground or near openings communicating with rooms located at a lower level or in unventilated rooms.
  • Cylinders must be positioned vertically with the tap/valve on the top.
  • Cylinders must not be turned upside down or tilted and must not be placed in an unstable balance.
  • Cylinders and flexible hoses must not be exposed to heat sources.
  • After each use, close the tap or valve without forcing it.
  • Adequate ventilation must be ensured in rooms where cylinders and gas appliances are installed.
  • Unconnected cylinders must be returned to the reseller.