Mandatory Checking of LPG Connection by IOCL Etc

1-There is a provision for mandatory checking of LPG connection by IOCL/BP/HP every 5 yrs for which each one charges diffrently '
' The equipment owned by the Corporation are as applicable. The equipment’s i.e Cylinder and Pressure regulator are given on loan basis. In case of any defect is observed in the equipment’s during its usage, the same are replaced free of cost after inspection by the concerned Indane distributor.
Further it is understood that -Further, the Corporation or the Distributor have the right to inspect the installation including appliance at any time and if considered necessary, for the reasons of safety'
'IOCL through Indane distributors trained mechanic conduct safety audit of the domestic installation once in a every five years at the customers premises for which the customer is required to pay nominal charges to his/her distributor'
INSPECTION CHARGES -Rs 200-00, Rs177-00 & Rs75.00
However the so called trained mechanics just do visual inspection & check the regulator by blowing from mouth
, since they are just trained to get the fees paid & issue a certificate which is ust an eye wash & in no way meet checking as per BIS Regulations for a LPG Regulator
Implementation of IS 9798:2013 Low Pressure Regulators for ...http://www.bis.org.in › sti › STI_9798_15012015
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14-Jan-2015 — Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – Specification (Second Revision). ... use with LPG, provided always that the regulator to which this Mark is ...
'LPG Pressure Regulator
Specifications: Inlet Pressure: Max-10.5 kg/cm2, 150 psig, Min- 0.35 kg/cm2, 5 psig. Delivery Pressure: Max-1.4 kg/cm2, 20 psig, Min- 0.035 kg/cm2, 0.5 psig. Flow Rate: 20 kg/hr, 44 lb/hr, 8880 litre/hr, 313 cft/hr, 2.5 litre/sec.
Pl. note there are no serial nos or specification provided on the gas regulator supplied by INDANE thus it is not possible to compare the values or judge the condition of regulator internals including rubber diaphragm or steel spring etc . more  

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Actually the so called trained mechanic from Gas distributer gets a list of houses to be visited .Shall show a printed postcard from distribter about mandatory checking , otherwise the Refill Supply will be stopped . He will suggest that you pay the amount & he will issue a receipt & naturally one will pay Rs250/ + GST to continue getting refills ie the real story of our present day Mandatory check ups BIS should issue Standard Procedure for LPG mandatory inspection if we are really concerned & wish to have SAFETY AS MAIN CONCERN . Aso as PVT cos are selling Equipments claimed to provide safety like MAGIC LOCK or AVNI which claim having sold lacs , should be approved by LPG COs or Ministry of Petroleum to avoid any carelessness by a user after having installed these devices just like CNG LOCAL KITS OR SMALL LPG CYLINDERS AVAILABLE & GOT FILLED UP ILLEGALLY more  
Mr.jain's chargescare very much genuine, as, no mechanic ever bothered to check pressure test of regulator or knob, valves ,except by mouth blowing. How can a housewife understand whatever work done by the mechanic are as per guidelines?. What guidelines, LPG suppliers shared with a customer? Surprisly, I have witnessed myself that a gas mechanic buys parts from unauthorised repair or spare parts shop. The parts doesn't carry or conform to any specifications? LPG suppliers to conduct surprise checks and random inspect gas stoves and make remarks of their findings. The inspector should be corruption free and incase any parts are not as per standards the mechanic, who fitted the parts lastly should be held responsible and customer should get benefit more  
I don't think anybody will compromise safety Vs charges , but the real problem is that the prsent system of Mandatory check up is only an eye wash , we cant rely by just visit of a representative . There has to be a proper documented method for the check up . Also just like Magic Lock & other safety equipm,ents being available in MKT , Govt should lay down rules for the installation of same pl “Anvi Tek” are a leading Manufacturer and Wholesale Trader of a wide range of Gas Safety Device and LPG Hose Pipe. Anvitek has good professional sales and Marketing team.Which Ensures customer satisfaction and safety.Anvitek already having 3Lakh plus happy customer. Our Major priority is customer safety. Anvitek is a well known company.Working from last 10 years having expertise in LPG Safety products and leading in LPG Safety products. Company NameMagic Lock FounderTejas Shah, Zubi Dhananjay Bhatt & Dhananjay Bhatt BusinessLPG Gas Safety Value of Commercial grade, adjustable pressure with 3 years warranty Product Description Introducing Miracle Auto Shut off LPG Pipe With emergency auto cut off technology while gas leakage Special Features : Miracle LPG pipe with auto lock device, gas supply cut off automatically when gas leaks between regulator and stove. Ensures complete family safety from LPG gas disasters. The miracle LPG pipe comes with 50 lakhs accidental insurance coverage. 100% safe Internationally Acclaimed IOCL AS WELL AS OTHER COS SHOULD GIVE A WRITE UP ABOUT INSURANCE COVER FOR THE INSTALLATION , TERMS & ONDITIONS more  
When it comes to compulsory inspection of gas connection, I have observed that people from upper middle class are also reluctant to replace their 7-8 year tubes because it costs. The inspection charges are also paid grudgingly. Naturally the find lacunae in the services received. more  
The nation, for centuries, has been believing the acts f of God for survival or otherwise. And hence, inspite of technology existing, they remain unused and short cuts are resorted to. Neither the government nor the LPG suppliers verify the efficacy of the field checks. Unless there is transparency, accountability, and severe punishment for wrong doings without any bias, no improvement can be expected. We may continue to express our displeasure. They will be ignored. more  
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