For the Safe Use of Convenient Gas
Contact the following in case of accidents
n Fire Station: 119
n Korea Gas Safety Corporation: 0544-4500
Types of fuel gases
l LP gas (LPG liquefied petroleum gas)
Ø Distributed in can s of 20kg. and more.
Ø Delivered by ordering or contracting with gas distributing companies in the town.
Ø Compressed and cooled petroleum gas (Comes out during refining imported petroleum)
Ø Compressed by a 250th and put in cans for the conveniences of management and use (State changes from gas to liquid)
Ø Main ingredients are propane and butane.
Ø When leaking, it goes down to the bottom because it is heavier than air.
l City gas (LNG, liquefied natural gas)
Ø Supplied through piping laid underground.
Ø Supplied through the supplying pipes of city gas companies.
Ø Compressed and cooled natural gas that comes from gas fields.
Ø Main ingredient is methane.
Ø Normally supplied through piping as the mixture of LNG and air.
Ø When leaking, it goes up because it is lighter than air.
l Butane cans
Ø Disposable fuel gas available at supermarkets or stores.
Ø Fuel gas for portable butane burners
Ø Main ingredient is butane and heavier than air (goes down to the bottom)
Safe use of gas
l Ordinary times
Ø Cleanse burner head- the part that is ignited-well to heighten the efficiency of combustion.
Ø Check for leakages by applying soap bubbles on joints of valves and connecting part of hoses (once per 4 to 6 months)
l Before use
Ø Open windows and supply enough air indoors
Ø .Consumes air of 12 times as much as gas when it burns.
Ø If indoor air (oxygen) is insufficient, the color of flame changes from blue to yellow.
l During use
Ø Put everything that can be burnt away from gas range/ burner.
Ø Check if food overflows and puts the fire out while cooking.
l After use
Ø Lock the valve of the burner and middle valve (these days, fuse coock)
l Smells strange
Ø Fuel gases originally have no odors but are supplied with smelling ingredients added. Therefore, you can notice when gas is leaking when is leaking.
l Check with soap bubbles
Ø Apply soap bubbles on connecting parts of hoses and surface of old hoses to check if gas is leaking.
l Gasometer moves.
Ø If gasometer is moving when not using gas indoors, gas is leaking somewhere indoors.
What can l do when gas leaks?
l Do not be flurried.
Ø You are safe if take necessary measures.
l Lock the valves
Ø Lock the middle valve first and then lock the valve on the top of LPG can or lock the main valve in case of city gas.
l Open windows.
Ø Open windows and doors for indoor air to go out.
Ø When doing this, do not use electric devices such as fans.
l Contract experts for repair.
Ø Contact local city gas office or LPG provider and have examination.
Accidents examples (foreigners-related)
According to statistics, about 100 gas-related accidents’ are happening every year.
l Recent accidents example related to foreign workers.
Ø Time: January 30, 2005
Ø Place: Jonggok-dong, Kwangjin-gu, Seoul
Ø Accident: Intoxication by waste gas of boiler.
Ø Damage: 1 dead, 1 seriously injured (2 Mongolians)
Ø Cause: Indoor inflow of waste gas caused by dilapidated boiler and bad connection og ventilator (Carless handling of user, bad maintenance)
If you have any questions about gas safety
Ask questions of suggestion any necessary matters and we will deal with them right away.
l Call 1544-4500 when using telephone.
Wherever you are, you can get help from the closest local main office or branch office of the public corporation.