Generally customers are unaware of the fact that these cylinders, too, have an expiry date which is printed on the pillars of the cylinders. Cooking gas cylinders have expiry date for its capacity to hold gas and to face wear and tear. In order to know this, we have to find the specific number in gas cylinder delivered at home. The ladies in the house should be aware of this so that they can refuse to accept expired date gas cylinders. This happens due to carelessness of indane gas filling agencies.
Where to find out the specific number?
The gas cylinder is having at the top round portion and bottom gas filled portion. Both the portions are connected by three vertical plates. Inside it, you can notice some numbers. One such number will be in the following series like A15, B 12, C13 and D17 etc. If you understand what is A, B,C,D, then it is easy to know the expiry date. A means March, B means June, C means September and D means December. The numerals following alphapets denotes the last two digits of validity year. For example, A15 denotes that the cylinder is not to be used after March 2015. C13 means that cylinder is not to be used after September 2013 etc. This simple things house ladies should know so that they can check when the cylinder is received. Indian oil Corpn has done this in order to take care of lives of indane gas users.
C.R. Venkata Ramani