Much lighter in weight than their existing steel counterparts, these cylinders will also be translucent to enable the user to check the liquid gas level - a first-of-its-kind feature.
One of the major risks while using gas cylinders is that of an explosion. But Confidence Petroleum India Limited claims to have eliminated that risk altogether.
Their new breed of blast-proof composite Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders will soon be available in India.
These new-age cylinders have been created by Confidence Petroleum India Limited, in association with Time Technoplast Limited, a technology-based innovative polymer product company. On Tuesday, they announced its launch under the brand name, ‘GoGas Elite’, in Mumbai, as reported by The Hindu.
“The cylinders manufactured by us are made up of gas fibres and weigh almost half that of the steel ones,” Anil Jain, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Time Technoplast Limited, told the publication. He was comparing composite cylinders with the traditional steel ones.
In comparison with the conventional LPG cylinders, these lightweight and translucent cylinders have been manufactured using a composite material that makes it highly fire and heat resistant, is non-corrosive, UV-protected and 100 per cent recyclable.
“The lightweight, blast-proof, rust-proof cylinders, aimed at making Indian kitchens safer, cleaner and more consumer-friendly, will be filled in 58 bottling plants to cater to the demand in 22 States,” Nitin Khara said at the launch event. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Confidence Group.
Before any composite LPG cylinder is ‘certified ok’ for commercial use, it has to undergo a stringent 14-point quality check, as did this creation.
The company claims that as compared to other steel cylinders that last for only 16 years, these composite cylinders make up for being 20 to 25 per cent more expensive, with a shelf life of almost 20 years.
Further, to make GoGas Elite, easily available to its target base, the middle-class consumers, the company is launching an application, allowing consumers to place orders around the clock, all without any registration process.
“We have approval for these cylinders in 58 countries and are exporting it to over 28 worldwide. We are the first manufacturers of blast-proof composite cylinders in India, and there are only three other companies worldwide manufacturing the same,” Jain told The Hindu.
Such a product, when out in the market, can take the safety quotient a notch higher. And if it sustains all its claims, it can indeed be a product Indian households have been waiting for.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)