I read about gas cylinders that might be expired but still being used on homes of consumers. This is a safety hazard and accident waiting to be happened. Read Life's Happenings.
After reading the blog I checked the gas cylinder in my home. Saw some data printed on the outside of one of the handle stem. The date the cylinder was produced is stated as 199 and an unclear figure that I think is 2. So that gas cylinder was produced in 1992. The line below stated as tarikh diuji. It is 199 and the last figure was very unclear and I can't make it as 2,3 or 8. I guessed based on the top markings. If it was tested in 1992 then the cylinder now is 17 years old. If it was produced in 1993 then it is 16 years old. Finally if it was produced in 1998 then it is 11 years old now.
As posted by Life's Happenings, a gas cylinder will expire after 11 years of usage. Whatever the year I think the life of the cylinder must have been expired or based on the last data (1998) it will expire or had expired if it was produced in the first quater of the year. You can guess which gas company that supplied me the cylinder based on the colour.
The question is, are gas companies being regulated by the authority on usage of expired gas cylinders in homes. Or if being regulated but due to Malaysia Boleh , "never mind la, tong masih ok. Tak boleh meletup la." That is also what the distributor will 'assure' you when they sell or door delivered to us consumers.