LPG Cylinder is an essential item for filling liquefied petroleum gas used for cooking purpose. The body of LPG cylinder is deep drawn in two pieces then these are welded together to make a compact unit without any leak and defect etc. LPG cylinders are in use in 5 Kg., 12 Kg., 14.2 Kg. & 19 Kg. capacities. To ascertain the quality, safety and performance certain regulations are applicable such as BIS standardization and Explosive License etc. While all the cylinders are spray-painted with a signal red colour. BPC cylinders have yellow ring around the bung. HPC cylinders in blue ring and IOC cylinder are fully red. In case of 19 Kg. cylinder the top is painted olive green. The cylinders carry their complete history with regard to their serial number, Tare/Gross weight, water capacity, ISE monogram test date, manufacturer identification and year of manufacturing.
For domestic use, cylinders typically will have capacities ranging from 4kg to 15kg whereas for commercial and industrial use, these will range from 45kg to 50kg. Smaller cylinders i.e. 1kg to 3kg capacities are used for camping equipment and in developing countries where they often serve as an entry level for LP Gas applications in low income households - mainly for cooking. LP Gas cylinders will almost always be used in the vertical position although forklift cylinders are typically designed to be used horizontally with capacities ranging from 15kg to 22kg.
LPG consumption in India is forecast to surpass 35 MMT by FY26. North region dominated India LPG market over the past few years, and is further forecast to continue dominating the market through FY26. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a flammable mixture of various hydrocarbons, and majorly consists of propane and butane. LPG gas is colorless and odorless; and emits less quantity of CO2 when compared to petrol or diesel. Thus, LPG is extensively used as a cooking fuel, both in commercial and residential setups throughout the country.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Balaji Pressure Vessels Pvt. Ltd.
· Bhiwadi Cylinders Pvt. Ltd.
· Confidence Petroleum India Ltd.
· E C P Industries Ltd.
· Everest Kanto Cylinder Ltd.
· J R Fabricators Ltd.
· Jay F E Cylinders Ltd.
· Kanyaka Parameshwari Engg. Ltd.
· Lizer Cylinders Ltd.
· Mahaveer Cylinders Ltd.
· Minda Autogas Ltd.
· North India Wires Ltd.
· Punjab Gas Cylinders Ltd.
· Sanmati Metals Ltd.
· Sreenidhi Engineering Ltd.
· Surya Shakti Vessels Pvt. Ltd.
· Tirupati L P G Inds. Pvt. Ltd.
· Trend East West Lpg Bottling Ltd.
· Universal Cylinders Ltd.
· Worthington Nitin Cylinders Pvt. Ltd.