Health System Development in ELPC Workplace

ELPC is following the policies which are endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2007
• devising and implementing policy instruments on workers’ health;
• protecting and promoting health at the workplace;
• improving the performance of and access to occupational health services;
• providing and communicating evidence for action and practice; and
• incorporating workers’ health into other policies.

Health Effect by ELPC Products

LPG liquid forms cold burns when contacted with skin or eye. Inhaling LPG vapor at high concentration even for a short time can cause fainting and/or death. Inhaling of LPG vapor can cause irritation in nose and throat, headache and nausea, vomiting, dizziness and loss of consciousness. LPG vapor can cause fainting and choking in closed or poorly ventilated environments.


Safety Measurement in ELPC Workplace

We are following the below Safety Systems for Operation

  • The first rule of safety is to avoid any uncontrolled leakage of LP Gas. All systems are designed with this prime objective of containment in mind.
  • The traditional approach to safety is based on generous use of space and of water deluge systems for emergency response. Increasingly, this approach is giving way to the concept of passive safety (including the use of passive fire protection [PFP] in the form of coatings) and to fail-safe valving and control systems. The passive safety concept is evident in mounded and underground tanks. Passive fire protection can be used where ground conditions are not suitable for burying or mounding vessels. A modern valve control system will be capable of automatic and/or remote operation. It will ensure that main valves are closed unless they are required to be open and only while that requirement lasts and that they close in case of emergency or alarm.
  • High and low-level alarms fitted to plant storage tanks can be a useful defense against overfilling but they should not be seen as an alternative to proper supervision.
  • With their emphasis on safety management systems, risk assessment, training and periodic inspections, regulations can be a valuable part of a plant safety program.
  • Many plant incidents take place outside normal working hours, often during maintenance operations. After hours security and supervision of maintenance work are crucial for safety. All critical works or works done in critical areas should be subject to a risk assessment and a permit to work.
  • Static electricity discharge is a cause for concern and so steel structures and pipework should be securely earthed. Road tankers should be bonded to earth before LP Gas transfers commence and remain so until the operation is complete and the hose is disconnected.
  • Road tankers admitted to the plant should be equipped to the standard specified in national regulations or in a reputable code, such as ADR. Vehicles should be immobilized during transfer operations and equipped to prevent untimely movement. Loading/unloading bays should be protected against impact. Both company-owned and contractors’ vehicles should comply.
  • Fire-resistant coatings can provide a useful means of improving safety in vessels. They have the advantage that they can be applied to existing tanks to augment an existing safety system. However, the selection and application of such coatings should be entrusted to specialists.
  • Sections of pipework and storage systems that can be isolated with valves or blinds should be equipped with safety valves to protect against possible damage as liquid LP Gas expands with increases in temperature.

Safety Measurement in ELPC Workplace


  • Cylinders used for household purposes must not be filled with automotive LPG (Autogas).
  • Never use LPG indoors or in a confined space.
  • Do not connect or disconnect cylinders in the vicinity of a naked flame.
  • Do not use LPG in windy conditions ie more than 10km per hour.
  • Do not use undue force to open or close the main cylinder valve. If in doubt, consult the supplier.
  • Shut off the cylinder valve before disconnecting the bottle from the stove.
  • Always keep cool and away from flames, sparks and heat.
  • When operating your gas bottle, always read the manufacturer’s operating instructions.


  • Cylinders should be stored outside in a well-ventilated area, be carried and stored upright at all times.
  • Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or aerosols near LPG cylinders.
  • Ensure valves are turned off firmly when not in use.
  • Pressure relief valves should face away from dwellings and combustible materials where possible.


  • Your gas cylinder is required to be re-tested and stamped every 10 years.
  • Never use a naked flame to detect a leak. To check for gas leakage, spray soapy water on any suspect connection or hose and watch for bubbles. If in doubt, turn off the gas and have a licensed gas fitter attend to the hose or connection.
  • Do not attempt to refill dented or corroded cylinders. They must be returned to a test station for re-certification.
  • Never tamper with the safety valve or other gas bottle fittings.


Climate Effect by ELPC Products

Climate change constitutes a problem of unprecedented scope, complexity and importance for humanity in general and for the policy community in particular. Achieving a global consensus on how and when to act while balancing competing environmental, social, political and economic imperatives is a challenge but it is a challenge that must be met.


As citizens and as representatives of a clean and low carbon gaseous fuel, the LPG industry strongly supports the emergence of an ambitious climate strategy and is committed to optimizing LPG’s role in the transition towards a more climate friendly energy model. Combining an established market presence with C02 emission advantages over more carbon intensive alternatives such as coal, oil and conventionally generated electricity, LPG can and should be part of the solution.

LPG’s climate credentials are significantly enhanced by the emerging evidence regarding the role of black carbon in global warming. Due to the clean combustion typically associated with gaseous fuels, LPG generates extremely low levels of black carbon, making it an ideal component of any global warming reduction strategy. Moreover, its portability makes it an ideal auxiliary fuel for systems based on renewable energy such as solar thermal, particularly in areas beyond the reach of the natural gas network.

Local Environment

How We Protect/Safe the Environment

LPG is eco-friendly with lower CO2 emissions and lower particulate emissions than coal, petrol, diesel or coal fired electricity, making it a better choice for the environment.

Because LPG results in lower CO2 emissions than other energy sources, such as coal fired electricity, it can be a far better choice for the environment.


Gas has always been considered the fuel of choice for effective home heating, hot water and cooking.

Apart from the benefits it provides inside the home, gas can also contribute significantly in your efforts to reduce your carbon footprint.

There is a substantial environmental benefit in using gas as an alternative fuel to coal fired electricity for many applications around the home.

The benefit lies in the chemical composition of LPG, which producesless CO2 emissions when burnt.