The Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology (NBSM) has also authorized the trading of composite cylinders in Nepal.
“These composite cylinders, which we have imported from India, are International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certified and are manufactured prioritizing safety measures,” adding the use of composite cylinders will reduce the risk of explosion.
Composite cylinders are made with helical woven fiber and resin, making them non-explosive even when exposed to fire. Composite cylinders are said to be much safer especially because these cylinders, rather than exploding in case of leakage of gas, will burn unlike metallic cylinders.
Similarly, these cylinders are said to be more portable when compared to the conventional metallic cylinders.
Moreover, the wall of the composite cylinders is transparent and the level of gas is clearly visible.