Calor Gas Safety - Handling And Storage

Calor gas bottles, depending on their size and weight, can be heavy because they’re filled with pressurised gas. Therefore, the gas bottles need to be stored, handled, used and maintained properly. Here are some basic storage tips you should try to follow:


  • Store and use gas bottles in an upright position. 
  • Store gas bottles in well-ventilated places.
  • Ensure gas bottles are stored away from heat and ignition sources.
  • Make sure gas bottles are stored outdoors, away from building entry/exit points and drains.


  • Store or use gas bottles below ground level.
  • Use gas bottles in places where gas is prohibited, such as high rise flats.
  • Keep gas bottles near any corrosive, toxic or oxidant material.

For residential properties, you can use up to 15kg of Butane (2 blue 7.5kg gas bottles) indoors, for example in portable gas heaters. You can also store a further maximum of 15kg indoors.

Our red Propane gas bottles can be used indoors in commercial and industrial premises on a temporary basis, for example when you’re using a blowtorch or air heater but the gas bottles must be stored outdoors.

In the case of fixed installations, Propane gas bottles must be sited outside.

Calor Gas Safety - Handling And Storage

Posted 27.02.14