A gas cylinder regulator, even if it is new, may not match with any type of valve on gas cylinders sold in Malta.
Consumers who bought gas cylinders from Liquigas found that the regulator did not match with each cylinder and in certain cases there was a gas leakage.
TVM can confirm that two gas cylinders purchased from the Liquigas Bengħajsa facility had different valves.
The two cylinders are shown in the video that TVM is publishing, where the yellow cylinder did not match with the regulator with the consequence of a gas leak, which is heard in the footage. The green cylinder was well sealed with the regulator without any emerging leak.
Reacting to TVM questions on this situation, a spokesperson for Liquigas said that the valves shown here came from two different suppliers, but both conform with safety standards.
The spokesperson added that authorities had requested that regulators on the market should satisfy the EN12864 or EN16129 standards. He stated that each regulator which conforms with these standards should match with these two valves.
Regarding the washers on these two cylinders, the Liquigas spokesperson said that the black washer, shown on the yellow cylinder, has no function to be sealed with the regulator, and only serves against dust, and the sealed washer is installed inside the valve.
On the other hand, the washer on the green cylinder permits users to see that the seal matches with the regulator.
The spokesperson added that persons suspecting a gas leak from a cylinder should immediately contact Liquigas on number 2165 1661, which is a 24/7 service for emergency cases.