Nepal Gas launches non-explosive cylindersNepal Gas Industries has introduced non-explosive composite cooking gas cylinders in the Nepali market.
Nepal Gas Industries has introduced non-explosive composite cooking gas cylinders in the Nepali market.
The company said that the cylinders are globally acclaimed for their safety and convenient features. The cylinders are currently available in two sizes: a 14.2 kg cylinder and a 5 kg cylinder. The 14.2 kg composite cylinder costs Rs9,225, while the 5 kg cylinder is available at Rs6,995.
According to a press statement released by the company, the newly launched explosion-proof composite cylinders, made of a combination of fiber and plastic, do not explode even when engulfed in fire. These cylinders also have a translucent body, enabling consumers to check the LPG level with ease. “In addition, we will conduct hydraulic testing every five years to ensure safety for the users,” said Gokul Bhandari, executive director of the company. “The cylinders are easy to carry and are facilitated with many other features, such as gas leak detection, shut-off valve and safety protection,” said Bhandari. The cylinders are also ultraviolet (UV) ray protected, eco-friendly and can withstand extreme weather and also prevent degradation, the company said. The composite cylinders are ideal for both domestic and commercial uses. These are conveniently available through the company’s dealer and distributor network.
The company stated that their cylinders are of ISI standard, which means the cylinders are tested and certified by the Bureau of Standards of India and Nepal standard as prescribed by the Explosive Department of India and Nepal.
Bhandari said they have imported 10,000 units of composite cylinders in the first lot. “Based on the market demand, we have planned to manufacture the vessel in future,” said Bhandari. The company has also announced Mero Kirana as the online partner to deliver Nepal Gas composite cylinders within the valley.
Bhandari sought for the government subsidies in import of the composite cylinders. According to him, the government imposes customs duty of 38 percent on the imported vessels.
Nepal Gas Industries has the biggest production and storage capacity in Nepal and can produce 12,000 cylinders per shift with 1,000 tonnes storage capacity. Currently, the company has more than 260 dealers for household consumer’s service within the Kathmandu valley and more than 200 dealers outside the valley.