Frequently Asked Questions Q: How do I know if my cylinder is empty? A: Every cylinder will have a Tare Weight (TW) stamped on the side – this is the mass of the cylinder when completely empty). For example, a 9kg might have a Tare Weight of 11.2kg (weight of…
Safely Cooking with Gas Using gas has been described as a clean and efficient way to cook. We must, however, ensure that our kitchens comply with safety standards before using gas appliances. These would include ensuring your gas cookers and hot plates have adequate clearance from combustible surfaces, for example:…
An acceleration in economic growth in SA could trigger power cuts, with Eskom’s fragile generation system unable to respond to increased demand for electricity. The energy availability of Eskom’s generation fleet is supposed to be as high as 80%, but is currently as low as 69%, and even a 0.1%…
This is a crying shame. Eskom has incurred a R21 billion lost during 2018/2019. And you have guessed right - the taxpayer is going to have to foot the bill. I suggest that you look at changing to gas sooner than later. The rand is not performing against the dollar…
Johannesburg residents will pay more for their municipal rates from Monday 1 July 2019 as the city’s new increases take effect. According to the city’s 2019/2020 tariff reports, some of the most notable increases include: A 9.9% increase in the cost of water; A 5.5% increase in property rates; A…
LPG emits 20 % less Co2 than heating oil and 50% less than coal. LPG helps to reduce emissions of a typical house by 1.5 tonnes (around 25%) of co2 per year As a low carbon, low polluting fossil fuel, LPG is recognised by governments around the world for the…
Hot water always! Your family can shower consecutively with standard battery operated gas geysers. Multiple showers can operate simultaneously if you invest in a constant temperature (battery operated) or forced fan (electricity) gas geyser. You will never run out of hot water as long as you have gas. Low cost…
The Association’s Training department would like to highlight and clarify the different scopes that apply to registered installers and what each scope allows the installer to undertake and the limitations of each scope. Scope for the Domestic Installer The basic installer is trained to perform LPGas installations in the vapour…
Diaphragm Geysers (6 - 20Lt's) This is the most common unit in SA – some units are approved for inside and outside installation. If it is approved for an inside installation, it would require a flue (chimney) to vent to the outside. If a unit is to be installed with…
Speaking to Sakina Kamwendo on SAfm, senior energy expert Ted Blom said Eskom is “sitting with a disastrous situation.” The reason? “They’re buying coal from every Tom, Dick and Harry in Mpumalanga, and they’re not doing quality control on the coal. The coal is causing problems in the boilers.” He…
AND SO THE BS CONTINUES................................ Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza says the operational side of Eskom requires “crisis reaction” as well as time and speed to fix the current load shedding situation. He was briefing the media on Tuesday, along with Minister of Pubic Enterprises Pravin Gordhan as the country entered…
Ensure that when you buy a gas appliances that it is infact a safe appliance. So many products are flooding the market at really good prices but they have not been tested nor approved by the LPGSASA. To ensure that your product has the necessary approval kindly have a look…
Revisiting SANS 1539 As per our last published newsletter, the Association would like to further elaborate that according to SANS 1539 2017 edition, LPGas appliances without a Flame Failure Device may not be imported, distributed, sold or purchased. The one-year grace period following the publication of SANS 1539, dated November…
Eskom has plunged South Africa into darkness, in a more dramatic fashion than usual on Monday. The energy firm “lost functionality” in six of their generating units, escalating the load shedding schedule from Stage 2 up to Stage 4. Stage 3 didn’t even get a look-in, such is the severity…
Switch appliances off at the wallTo avoid appliance failures, unplug all appliances to protect against electric surges caused by the power being reactivated. Even if no load shedding is scheduled for your area on a given day, it is advisable to unplug your appliances in case the utility announces one…
Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe made a desperate plea for higher Eskom tariffs over the next three years on Monday, as well as for more money from the government, while apologising to SA for the mess the utility is in. Hadebe was speaking in Cape Town at public hearings held by…
Cape Town - In a first gut punch for consumers for 2019, Eskom is asking the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) for a 45% electricity increase spread over three years. Public hearings on Eskom’s demand for a 15% electricity tariff increase over the next three years will start in Cape Town…
Cape Town - Longer and more frequent periods of load shedding are expected from mid-January, with experts warning that Eskom has not undertaken adequate maintenance at its facilities for years, and that it does not have enough capacity to refurbish outdated plants. Energy expert Ted Blom said Eskom was racing…
We often have people who battle with gas geysers switch off after a minute. A qualified gas installer would ensure that you do not have any restrictors in your shower head. These restrictors in the water-shaver shower heads can cause problems for Standard battery operated gas geysers. If your geyser…
JOHANNESBURG – Eskom says the power grid is under severe constraint and has warned that there is a high probability of stage two load shedding from 9am on Friday morning, 30th November 2018. The utility says that this is because additional power units were lost overnight. The parastatal says that…
Oh good, Eskom is in the news again… said no-one, ever. The spectre of load shedding is simply the ghost that will not stop haunting South Africa, and more blackouts have already been forecast before 2019. Eskom unveil new load shedding stage So of course, now is the most opportune…
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), leading to some individuals and companies entering the LPG supply market and offering consumers unregulated and substandard services, states Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa communications manager Kevin Robertson. Kevin Robertson.He says the association…
"Eskom’s proposed 15% price increase is bound to place electricity out of reach for many South Africans and further promote the wealthy to move away from Eskom generated power, and further encourage the poor into the growing psyche of non-payment for exorbitant services. As it stands more than 3 million…
Transport the cylinder upright and not on its side Make sure area is well ventilated Place pot correctly on burner Careful when cooking with fat – it could spill onto the flames of the burner. Use a lid. After cooking – close cylinder head tightly Smell for a leak In…
WHAT IS A TANK-LESS OR INSTANTANEOUS GAS WATER HEATER? Meant as a turnkey replacement for your existing electric or solar offering, our range of tank-less water heaters only heats water when you need it. This means you have an endless supply of hot water available whenever you need it. It…
Stoves without a flame failure device SANS 1539 The standard is very clear on where a stove without a flame failure device (FFD) may or may not be used A flame failure device is defined as: 3.10 A safety device that’s permanently installed in the appliance and is used to…
Is the geyser making a clicking noise? If not, it could be the batteries. Ensure that you use Energiser or Duracell. They last for at least 6 months - depending on usage. Check the battery box - remove the batteries, feel if the spring connection is not broken. Is it…
Homeowners with gas appliances stand the chance to have insurance claims denied if it is found that their appliances did not meet the safety requirements set by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa (LPGSASA). Insurers expect their policyholders to…
Using LPG for your business Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is becoming increasingly popular in the commercial sector, this clean Modern fuel has become a trusted energy source for many businesses in South African. LPG is a versatile and easy to use substance, its clean burning qualities allow for lower carbon…
All the information below has been obtained from LPGSASA On average, water heating is estimated to be one of the top five household electricity consumers. This has caused a shift to other alternative energy sources. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is increasingly becoming the alternative energy source for many households in…
With LP Gas you only pay for what you use – it is instantly on and off, unlike electricity. When cooking with LP Gas the energy used goes directly into cooking – instant heating and cooling. LP Gas is completely safe when used correctly – LP Gas is designed in…
Does your gas geyser not function properly? We have found that most times the problem is because the geyser is either too small for your needs, or it is been installed too far away from the taps it is supplying. Battery operated gas geysers are driven by the home's water…
Bottle(s) can not be placed closer than 1m to a door. Bottle(s) can not be placed closer than 2m to an open drain or deppression, where the gas can gather if the bottle leaks. Bottle(s) can not be placed closer than 5m to an electrical switch, motor, generator, pool pump…