Piped cooking gas supply to Apartments is one of the latest value-additions being offered by builders. This centralized distribution system supplies gas to each and every Kitchen through a network of safe piping and is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the conventional LPG cylinder in every kitchen. The rigors of getting a refill are totally eliminated and the consumer ‘pays for what he uses’.
What is a Reticulated Gas System?
In Apartment Complexes in India, the Reticulated Gas System, consists of a Gas Bank with common delivery line (s). Below are the highlights:
- A Gas Storage Facility in a common area with a number of cylinders connected to common delivery lines.
- The Pipe Line Systems are installed with pressure regulation and safety devices.
- The control valves, regulator and Burner are placed in the kitchen.
- Continuous supply of gas at the turn of a tap.
- Eliminates cylinder refill booking, and scheduling the delivery.
- No cylinder handling. Avoids damage to floor / lift.
- Easy & effortless operation with increased convenience.
- Increased safety in kitchen as the pressure of LPG in pipeline is much lower than an LPG cylinder.
- Space required to store two cylinders is saved. The saved space can be put to much better use.
- Payment as per actual consumption of gas through meter in following month.
- Trappings can be provided for LPG Geysers / LPG fireplaces and air convectors for cold places / LPG lanterns / LPG Gensets.
Maintenance of a Reticulated Gas system
- Gas Bank must have Good Ventilation
- Avoid wiring for lighting inside the Gas Bank
- Bottom Portion of the Room Ventilation with Brass Mesh Only
- Don’t allow the mobile inside the gas bank
- Check inlet and outlet near the meter frequently.
- Check all the joints inside the flats and Other major joints with Soap oil as and when Required
- Frequently Check For Auto Changeover
Happy and Safe cooking in the Apartments Complexes. In case your Society is overwhelmed with billing for the Gas usage, do refer ApartmentAdda’s Accounting package to them!
Inputs for this Article is taken from various sources, including the Estate Manager Workshop – presentation from N.T Shreedhara – Facility Manager, Salarpuria Serenity.