We know that natural gas is clean energy because it will not cause pollution to the environment. However, there will be risks if you not use the gas hose correctly as the gas is flammable and combustible.
On Oct.24th, an accident that natural gas explosion happened in Liaoning Province. This caused serious disaster that 2 people died and 7 people hurt heavily. Besides, 2 houses was entirely destroyed and other 5 houses hurt in different levels. According to the research, the main reason is that the gas hose age seriously. Besides, the gas hose had already out of the service life. Thus it caused gas leakage and then happened to explosion.
Such tragedy happens almost every day. Besides the ageing or broken of gas hose, people’s awareness is also important. Many people never check the gas supply system, especially the gas hose. Worse, more, when leakage happened, they continue use it and don’t change a new one.
How terrible the gas leakage is. Let’s see what are the risks for gas hose.
Rubber gas hose has a special smell. Besides, gas hose is close to stove, thus there will be oil stick on the hose. While mouse likes the smell bites the hose, then it cause gas leakage.
Normally the service life of rubber gas hose is 2 years. Because there will be cracking, aging, bubble or other problems beyond the validity. Thus you must change it, otherwise it will become a time bomb.
According to the relevant regulation, the length of gas hose should less than 2 meters. Actually, the gas hose is a weak link of gas system. The longer it is, the easier it is to aging and cracking.
Rubber gas hose can’t be close to fire, or it will speed to aging. Besides, there should not heavy things cover on the hose. Otherwise it will block and affect the constant gas supply.
Some people cover paper or cloth on the gas hose to keep it from oil. However, it’s quit dangerous. Because it’s easy to ignite the hose once there was any spark.
According to the research, more than 50% of the accidents are caused by gas hose. Thus you have to choose a reliable hose and check it regularly. Once there was any problem, change it immediately. OrientFlex has been in gas hose over 16 years and we guarantee you our gas hose is the top grade. Contact us now and get the best price.