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Do you use LPG Gas at home? Here are some important tips to keep you safe...

 

In South Africa in recent times, load-shedding has seen gas fast becoming a preferred energy source. However, whether you are using LPG Gas for cooking, heating, cooling or drying, it is important to know and adhere to the following...

 

Important Safety Tips for Domestic Use of Gas

  1. Do not allow the gas bottle to roll over or lie on its side; it must be stored and transported in an upright position.
  2. Do not place the gas bottle on any surface that is not level or firm; it must be stored on a sturdy and level surface.
  3. Do not store the gas bottle indoors or below ground level; it must be stored outside of your home and above ground.
  4. Do not store the gas bottle close to any entrance or exit areas of your home or near any drains. 
  5. Do not store the gas bottle in an enclosed area that is not well ventilated.
  6. Do not expose the gas bottle to heat or to any heat or power source, or sunlight.
  7. Do not store the gas bottle near any flammable items such as grass, leaves, fabric, paper etc.
  8. Do not use gas bottles in places where gas is prohibited.
  9. Do ensure that gas bottles are protected from interference and damage by animals, children or other persons.
  10. Do not accept any gas bottle if the seal is broken.
  11. Do not accept any gas bottle that is damaged, dented or rusted.
  12. Do not accept any gas bottle if it has passed its next test date.
  13. Only buy your gas bottles from authorised vendors or gas suppliers.
  14. Only have your gas bottles filled or exchanged at an authorised dealer.
  15. Do not connect more than one gas bottle to a single cooking appliance.
  16. Do ensure that your gas bottle and gas appliance are switched off properly at all times.
  17. Service all your LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) appliances regularly.
  18. Turn off the gas supply at the emergency stop valve, if you will be away from home for a long period of time.
  19. Keep a fire extinguisher in your home.

Be sure to follow the above key safety guidelines. Keep your family regularly updated on the dangers of and safety tips on gas. Then you can be comfortable and secure in knowing that your home and family will be safe when using LPG Gas for domestic purposes.

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Replace Paraffin Stoves with LPG Gas Hob Burners, here's why.

Who are the paraffin stove users in South Africa and why should they transfer to LPG (or Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Liquid Petroleum Gas) gas hob burners?  Here are some reasons:

 

Paraffin Stoves

Paraffin Stoves are predominantly used in informal settlements.

 

Why you should switch from paraffin stoves.

  1. They are considered unsafe cooking appliances.
  2. They are one of the main causes of fire-related accidents in the home.
  3. They are a fire hazard especially in over-crowded settlements where a fire in one home can quickly travel across and burn numerous houses at a time.
  4. They must be balanced on flat, level surfaces to prevent being knocked over easily. 
  5. The life-span of these stoves is only approximately six months but impoverished communities tend to ignore this limit.

 

And because paraffin:

  1. Is poisonous.
  2. Releases toxic fumes often into the usually small confined households.
  3. Explodes easily.
  4. Is in liquid form.
  5. Needs to be handled with great care as spillages can cause burns.
  6. Must be stored safely, tightly and according to regulations.

LPG Gas Hob Burners 

LPG Gas Hob Burners are used in both low-income households as well as rural communities. This is because they are a bit more expensive to purchase - but they are more versatile in that they are ideal for cooking, heating and lighting.

 

Why you should switch to LPG Gas Hob Burners:

  1. They are very safe and easy to use.
  2. They are sturdy and well-balanced.
  3. They are faster at heating and cooking which means lower gas usage even though LPG gas costs more.
  4. They distribute heat more evenly so food has less chance of burning.
  5. They extinguish the flame immediately the stove is switched off and the heat dies down simultaneously

 

And because LPG gas:

  1. Is not poisonous.
  2. Does not expose the household to any health hazards.
  3. Burns cleanly so the home is not filled with smoke or odours.
  4. Is bottled tightly in highly pressurised cylinders which do not explode easily.
  5. Is bottled in cylinders so handling and storage is less of a problem.
  6. Lights up quickly and easily.
  7. Is environment friendly.
  8. Requires careful handling and correct storage, as with all fuel types, to minimise the risk of explosions and fire.

 

LPG Gas Hob Burners costing more initially, being safer to use and operating more cheaply are only some of the reasons which paraffin stove users should consider when deciding whether to transfer to LPG gas hob burners. But in the long term, the benefits of this more expensive outlay will become more than evident.

 

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Is LPG a Versatile Option for Rural Communities?

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Rural communities in South Africa are remote and poorly serviced settlements where the inhabitants experience high unemployment, low incomes, limited choices and limited access to nearby towns or cities. Amenities are few and life is tough. 

 

Under these circumstances, when struggling to meet their daily basic needs, like energy for cooking and heating, people will most likely choose the least expensive option and disregard any risks these choices pose. 

 

Most South African Rural Communities:

  1. Burn wood, coal and other fuels, for cooking purposes, inside or within close proximity of their home creating a health hazard. 
  2. Regularly fetch and transport these fuel resources, usually on foot and in all weathers, which can be an arduous and time-consuming exercise.
  3. Exhaust these available resources which, over time, become reduced or depleted.
  4. Use paraffin or wax candles, for lighting or heating, which are potential fire hazards. We regularly hear news reports of homes, or several adjacent, too closely-built homes, burned down and deaths or injuries caused by unsafe and negligent use of these.
  5. Cook on open fires using pots that are not well-balanced, or on sturdy bases, which often topple causing accidents, such as fire and injuries.

 

Survival, for Rural Communities, the most impoverished of our society, relies on risky, challenging and primitive fuel gathering and fuel usage methods. If only they knew about LPG!

 

What is LPG?

LPG, or Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Liquid Petroleum Gas, is an efficient energy source produced during natural gas processing and the refining of petroleum.   LPG is stored as a liquid under pressure in gas bottles or tanks.

What are the Benefits of Using LPG in Rural Communities?

 LPG’s benefits are that it:

  1. Is pure, and very consistent in quality and heat regulation.
  2. Is easy to use.
  3. Is portable.
  4. Burns cleanly so it does not produce any smoke or smells.
  5. Burns cleanly so it does not create any health issues such as respiratory infections, heart or pulmonary diseases, or even lung cancer.
  6. Lights up quickly and easily.
  7. Cooks quickly and the kitchen does not get as heated as with other fuel types.
  8. Has a lower greenhouse impact. 
  9. Has multiple uses - cooking, lighting, water- and home-heating.
  10. Can be used in remote places where normal gas supplies are not available. 
  11. Is bottled in cylinders which are fairly light weight and not too heavy to carry.
  12. Is bottled in refillable cylinders making it more cost-effective.
  13. Is used with appliances which offer a solid and sturdy base on which to cook and so avoid accidents, such as spillage, toppling.

Why Are Rural Developers Opting to Use LPG?

In addition to the general benefits of LPG listed above, Rural Developers are opting for LPG as a cost-effective alternative to mains gas, because LPG:

  1. Is the lowest carbon fossil fuel available for rural communities.
  2. Needs fewer building adaptations than electricity or gas.
  3. Installations are less expensive.
  4. Causes less upheaval to the development site, as it arrives by road in large tanks which are placed on site.
  5. Doesn't pose any pollution risks to the ground or water.
  6. Doesn’t generate any hazardous waste.
  7. Can be used in remote areas.

 

When living conditions are deprived, people will resort unthinkingly to what is cheap, more easily available and familiar. But with a little more knowledge and education, and with a longer-term view in mind, they would see that they could experience a better standard of living by using LPG, the safer, healthier and more versatile option.

 

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Lemon Chicken Breast - Recipe on Gas.

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Enjoy this delicious and quick lemon chicken breast recipe guaranteed to satisfy your hunger. This recipe moves fast so be sure to have all your ingredients sliced up and ready to go before firing up the stove.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on (6 to 8 pounds each)
  • 1 lemon

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees celsius.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minute but don't allow the garlic to turn brown. Off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish.
  3. Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned. If the chicken isn't browned enough, put it under the broiler for 2 minutes. Cover the pan tightly with aluminium foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.

This delicious recipe is a simple and quick way to ensure you get the very best meal when cooking on gas during power outages enjoy!. 

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3 ways to make your life easier when there is load-shedding using LPG Gas

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Cooking on Gas

You don’t have to stop cooking when load shedding strikes, with the help of a gas stove you can prepare your favourite meals and use the power outage as an opportunity to dine by candlelight. You can also light the backyard gas barbecue manually and enjoy a freshly grilled meal as you wait for the power to return. Click here to view our delicious recipe you can cook on Gas. http://simsgas.co.za/index.php/blog.html

 

Stay warm

When the electricity goes out, you can use a gas fireplace or heater to warm up your home. All you need to do is connect your gas bottle to get instant warmth. Enjoy a nice warm evening with your family and friends. For details about where to obtain your LPG gas during a power outage, contact us http://simsgas.co.za/index.php/contact-us.html.

 

Access to hot water

Using gas water heaters during power outages is a perfect way to ensure you and your family have access to a warm bath during power outages. The gas heaters, reheat water almost twice as fast as the electric models and they continue to be an economical way of accessing hot water. http://ow.ly/fwaF30qmdEe

 

Generate electricity

Many natural gas generators automatically start operating as soon as the power goes out. They can power your fireplace, refrigerator, some lights, and important appliances you rely on during emergencies, such as the television or radio.

 

LPG gas is always available when you need it, a few obstacles derailing your daily routine like power outages which include - not being able to bathe, cook or stay warm can be frustrating. If there's no power for more than a few hours, the inconvenience becomes a real concern and switching to LPG Gas as a solution will get the wax of your fingers.

 

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