Gas containers must be kept in an upright position, above ground level and in a well ventilated place.
Do you keep bottles of propane gas at home or in your cabin? To prevent accidents, it's important that gas is stored correctly and legally.
Keep gas bottles in an upright position on a stable surface where they can't fall over. All propane bottles in Norway must have a safety valve. If the gas container gets too hot, for example in a fire, the safety valve opens and allows gas out. This reduces the pressure and the risk of an explosion. The safety valve only works if the container is in an upright position.
The place where you store gas must be well ventilated. It is essential that any gas leaking from a container is able to seep away. You can store gas inside or outside. Indoors, gas bottles must be kept in a cabinet. Outdoors, the cabinet must be made of non-flammable material such as metal. Remember that the cabinet used to store gas must also be well ventilated.
The place where you store gas must not be too hot. If you store gas outdoors, the container should be in a shady place. If you barbecue with gas, never put the gas bottle under the barbecue. Also, keep gas containers well away from flammable materials and liquids, such as lighter fluid and petrol.
Gas bottles must never be kept in the cellar. Propane gas is heavier than air. If the bottle were to leak, the gas would seep out and accumulate on the cellar floor. It would then take no more than a tiny spark to ignite the gas. That could result in a powerful explosion that could lift an entire house off its foundations. Gas bottles must also not be kept in the attic, which is often difficult to access.