The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industry Association (LPGIA), the largest LPG industry association in membership and resources, warns consumers against buying old Shellane cylinders as this may be dangerous for business establishments and households.
The former Shellane rebranded to Solane in 2013 with a new look and design. And LPGIA advocates the safety of consumers by reminding them to be aware of the dangers when purchasing old, dilapidated, and unauthorized LPG tanks.
To spot them, consumers must watch out for tarnished cylinders. LPG tanks must be in good condition – they must be free of dents or holes and must not be rusty. Illegal tanks also bear unapproved safety caps and seals where the safety caps look old and serial numbers are unsanctioned.
Consumers can also identify an illegal LPG retailer if it does not have the Standard Compliance Certificate issued by the Department of Energy. The certificate must be prominently displayed so it can easily be seen by the customers.
LPGIA also encourage its consumers to buy LPG cylinders only from authorized LPG outlets. To verify, contact your LPG brand’s customer hotline.