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Gas Bottle Storage & Safety Tips

Have you recently decided to start using Calor gas bottles or other types of bottled gas as home fuel? If so, you may be concerned about the safety of your newly-purchased fuel. As an experienced supplier of gas bottles in London, we can assure you that bottled gas is perfectly safe provided it is handled and stored properly. However, it’s important to remember that storing it incorrectly can create unnecessary hazards. That’s why we’d like to offer you our top tips for storing gas bottles safely.

1. Store your bottles in an upright position

Gas bottles are designed to be stored standing up. If they are laid on their sides, they may roll around and knock against other objects, which could damage them and cause dangerous gas leaks. Of course, laying gas bottles down to store them also creates a tripping hazard. In contrast, they appear taller and more visible when stood upright, which reduces this hazard considerably. Avoid gas leaks and nasty falls by storing your Calor gas bottles upright.

2. Select an appropriate storage area

The area you use to store your gas bottles should be well-ventilated but also protected from the elements by cover. By placing your gas bottles in a well-ventilated area, you can reduce the danger posed by potential gas leaks. In the event of a gas leak, you want the gas to be able to dissipate before it can pose a serious hazard. However, keeping the gas bottles under cover will reduce the risk of them becoming damaged and leaking in the first place. You should also be aware that you can purchase specialist cages to store larger gas bottles outside.

3. Separate your gas bottles and keep them away from flammable substances

You can drastically reduce the risk of a fire breaking out simply by ensuring that your gas bottles aren’t stored next to anything flammable and by not storing different types of gas next to each other. This reduces the likelihood of any exothermic reactions taking place and creating a fire.

The safety tips we’ve provided in today’s blog post should prove to be useful, but they are also very general. You should also check the storage requirements of each type of gas bottle you buy separately. If you have further questions about storing our gas bottles, don’t be afraid to get in touch with us – we're here to help.