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The East African : June 30th 2014
The EastAfrican JUNE 28-JULY 4, 2014 THE LPG INDUSTRY IN EAST AFRICA Special advertising section 3 Region’s producers strive for global standards LPG products are delicate to handle and require specific cylinders and packaging methods to ensure safety By A CORRESPONDENT The EastAfrican fo≥ thei≥ se≥vices as gove≥nments emb≥ace global standa≥disation to compete favou≥ably on the global ma≥ket. Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, I Tanzania and Bu≥undi seek to p≥oduce quality LPG p≥oducts, package them acco≥ding to global standa≥ds and ma≥ket them e≠ectively. Si≥aga East Af≥ica, F≥ench LPG cylinde≥ A filling specialist has opened new o∞ces in Nai≥obi to se≥ve the ≥egion’s inc≥easing demand fo≥ quality LPG p≥oducts se≥vices. Company o∞cials said they not only plan to o≠e≥ cylinde≥ filling and ≥eplacing nvesto≥s in East Af≥ica’s liquefied pet≥oleum gas (LPG) indust≥y a≥e seeing a boom in demand se≥vices but will o≠e≥ consulting se≥vices on p≥oduction and ma≥keting of LPG p≥oducts while t≥aining enginee≥s ac≥oss the ≥egion. Lack of expe≥tise has been cited as a d≥aw back to the potential g≥owth in the indust≥y. The p≥oduction of field g≥ade LPG ≥equi≥es special t≥aining to aid in p≥oduction of gases that co≥≥espond with comme≥cial specifications. The use of LPG ≥equi≥es specialise bu≥ne≥s and cooke≥s, a ma≥ket that Stainless Steel P≥oducts Company seeks to tap f≥om inc≥easing demand fo≥ LPG p≥oducts. Stainless Steel P≥oducts, a manufactu≥e≥ of stainless steel hollowwa≥e utensils will ≥ide in inc≥eased usage of LPG fo≥ cooking. The company fab≥icates and manufactu≥e≥s comme≥cial kitchen equipment fo≥ the hotel and ≥estau≥ant indust≥y. Range of p≥oducts include A gas explosion Lava Cha≥ g≥ill and which uses LPG and natu≥al gas heated with each gas bu≥ne≥ ≥anging f≥om two to fou≥ ope≥ating independently f≥om each othe≥. The company also manufactu≥es ovens and hoods which can use eithe≥ gas o≥ elect≥icity especially in ≥estau≥ant and safety guards Cylinders should be checked before and after filling to ensure that they are fit to fill, have been correctly filled, are gas tight and will be troublefree in service. The French company designer of customised solutions for the LPG industry including butane and propane. “We design, manufacture and install equipment for LP-Gas cylinder filling, butche≥ies. While c≥ude oil is t≥anspo≥t- ed f≥om the p≥oduction sites to ≥efine≥ies by tanke≥s o≥ pipelines, LP Gas is t≥anspo≥ted to sto≥age te≥minals by la≥ge LP Gas ca≥≥ie≥s, pipelines o≥ t≥ain. LPG p≥oducts a≥e delicate to handle and ≥equi≥e specific cylinde≥s and packaging methods to ensu≥e safety of the use≥. LPG cylinde≥s should be manufactu≥ed and maintained in acco≥dance with ≥ecognised technical standa≥ds ≥equi≥ing quality manufactu≥e≥s. Noncompliant cylinde≥s should not manufacturing and refurbishing plants. We have developed an expertise in supplying turn-key industrial units, and a consulting activity,” said the company in a statement. The company is a partner of major global oil and gas firms and hopes to tap from the LPG industry in the region. be ≥e-filled although this can lead to di∞culties when the consume≥ owns the cylinde≥ and he may suspect a motive in a ≥efusal to fill it. East Af≥ican count≥ies have set quality standa≥ds that gas supplie≥s should meet. Cylinde≥s should be filled with the intended p≥oduct – Butane, P≥opane o≥ specific LP Gas mixtu≥es – and should neve≥ be ove≥-filled ≥equi≥ing specialists.
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