Dubai: All LPG cylinders supplied in Dubai will have a new shrink-wrapped identification seal on their valves as a new safety feature, it was announced on Sunday.
Emirates Gas (Emgas), a subsidiary of Enoc Group, and Emarat announced that the new feature has been incorporated in all LPG cylinders launched in the market since July 18, 2018.
The new seals that feature a holographic tear-off strip are red in colour and feature logos of either Emirates Gas (Emgas) or Emarat printed on them.
The move bolsters Emgas and Emarat’s efforts to protect consumers and ensure premium quality and safety assurance.
Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of Enoc said: “The safety and welfare of our consumers is our utmost priority, and as a wholly owned government entity, we strive to provide best-in-class services and products and will spare no effort to curb practices that can lead to potential risks and hazards. The launch of these new LPG cylinder seals will maintain the highest safety standards in the LPG industry.”
Abdul Rahman Qassim Al Ali, Executive Director of Commercial Sales Department at Emirates General Petroleum Corporation, or Emarat, said that, in coordination with Emgas, the change of the LPG cylinder seals is a priority.
“It comes as part of our collaborative efforts to maintain the safety of our customers, and to protect consumers rights. We encourage all customers to ensure that the plastic seal with the hologram is cut open in the presence of an authorised distributor representative. We also advise that consumers request a VAT invoice is provided by the representative in compliance with the law and to follow up on service queries or complaints,” he said.
LPG cylinders are distributed in Dubai by over 50 distributors who use more than 300 distribution vehicles.