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LP gas: Test confirms composition change

Committee recommends change in related equipment

Laboratory tests conducted by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) on the random LP gas samples collected from across the country have revealed that the percentage of Propane remains between 45-50 per cent.

Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna made this revelation during the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Trade that was held in Parliament yesterday to seek the views and solutions of several parties regarding the recent gas explosions.

A total of 12 samples collected from several areas were subjected to laboratory tests on Monday.

However, the minister said the report submitted to the CAA by the Moratuwa University Technical Experts yesterday have recommended that the quality of the related equipment such as the regulator, hose and the cooker need to be changed in accordance with the composition changes of the LP gas cylinders in order to prevent possible explosions.

He also said there is a zero possibility for the cylinder to explode even if the Butane and Propane composition is changed to 50:50 from 80:20 respectively.

Meanwhile, the State Minister said the recommendations made by the experts’ committee appointed on the matter by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be implemented when its report is received.

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