SON impounds substandard cylinders – The Nation Newspaper

IN order to curtail the many incidences of Liquefied Petroleum Gas [LPG] cylinder explosions, Standard Organisation of Nigeria [SON] has decided to introduce requalification of gas cylinder to ascertain their quality and shelf life just as it destroyed over 5,000 cylinders worth more than N51.3M at its warehouse at Amuwo-Odofin in Lagos.

“Requalification scheme is an exercise where cylinders will undergo recertification test every five years till it reaches its 15-year life span. Any cylinder that fails such a test will be withdrawn from circulation,” explained SON Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Department, Obiora Manafa, who represented the Director General, Osita Aboloma.

Speaking to the media during the exercise, he assured that once the requalification exercise takes off, many accidents occasioned by cylinder explosions will be reduced to the barest minimum.

“However, this exercise cannot be carried out by SON alone but by all the stakeholders in the industry like…

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