Having decided to use gas, the next step will be to buy Gas cylinder which are sold in different sizes in markets according to their weight in kg. A good cylinder is used to store this highly inflammable condensate under pressure so as to minimize escape into the air and to avoid unnecessary explosion and far-reaching hazards that associates with it.
When buying cylinders online or from an offline vendor’s shop, check if the cylinder is strong, made with reinforced metal, durable with anti-rust properties and certified by Standard Organisation of Nigeria. Also checkout if it has faulty valves that permits leakage of these cooking gas. The most popular and trusted cylinder valves are made of Brass.
There are other components that come with a typical gas cylinder and they may include pipes or hosts, clips, Tri-pot stand, regulators, Valves, Adapters, steel Burners, Anti-rust covers and sitters. Just like the cylinder itself, these other parts or accessories come in different colors and finishing. They can even be custom-made, just select the one that best suits your Kitchen and install it with your cooktop.
Cost of Gas Cylinders in Nigeria today
The price of buying an empty gas cylinder differs from the cost of purchasing refilled ones. Prices also differ depending on whether these gas containers are imported or not. On an average, the price of buying a full package of 12.5 kg gas cylinder in Nigeria is ₦15,000. Below is a price list of cylinders as seen in major cities.
|Gas Cylinder Size||Current Price|
|50 kg||₦36,000 – ₦60,000|
This is the updated price for the month of October 2021
Oxygen and Acetylene welding Gas cylinders in Nigeria
Unlike the gas cylinders populated in markets, Oxygen cylinders or Acetylene cylinders are more expensive than their counterparts used mainly for cooking. The price of an Oxygen gas welding cylinder is ₦10,000 while that of an Acetylene gas welding cylinder is ₦30,000 in Nigeria.
Cooking Gas Regulators
A regulator is one of the basic safety features of Gas cylinders. It is designed with a rubber On/Off control switch that helps the gas to be adequately flow. In extension, the regulator helps to detect cylinder leakages. It is easy to operate, install and uninstall.
The valve is more like an entrance and exit gate for gaseous materials. In this case, it allows the cylinder to contain gases while permitting its entrance and exit as at when due. The cylinder valve really needs a thorough understanding to maximize its performance.
Cylinder Host or Pipes
Mainly used to channel gas from the cylinder to the burner, gas cooker stove or cooktop for heating or boiling purposes.
Gas Cylinders Suppliers in Nigeria
These days, heating of food, fueling of cars, or generating of electricity is now popularly done with the use of cooking gas since their alternatives like Kerosene, Petrol and Firewood (Charcoal) are not efficient. This is because, LPG is not an environmental pollutant, it’s not toxic and it equally burns clean. Therefore, there is a great demand for it across the country and below goes a list of top wholesale gas suppliers, dealers or vendors in Nigeria.
1. Oando Gas Cylinders
Apart from being a top petrol station in Nigeria, Oando is into sale of gas cylinders for both household and industrial usages. It aims to make cylinder cheaper for low-income households in Nigeria through its PAY-AS-U-GAS scheme. Visit any Oando fuel station to make your orders.
2. TechnoOil Gas Cylinders
Techno oil boasts of the first fully indigenous automated LPG cylinder manufacturing plant located at Kajola, Lagos, Nigeria with an annual production capacity of over 5 million pieces of LPG cylinders of assorted sizes.
3. Turraco Gas Cylinders
Unlike most cylinder suppliers in Nigerian cooking gas market, Turraco sells LPG vacuum insulated cylinders and cryogenic storage tank alongside mobile LPG stations used in storing other industrial gases in a large scale. They are located at No 179, Mushin Road, Itire – Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos state.
4. TianLong Cylinder Nigeria
This is a registered and duly certified Nigerian based company that are into sale of LPG cylinders. It partnered with Hangzhou Tianlong Steel Cylinder Co., Ltd to manufacture and distribute cylinders of various sizes to households while adopting improved Chinese technology. They can be found at WIHU Avenue, by ENYO Filling Station Km6, Lagos-Ibadan, express-way, Isheri-Oke, Ogun State.
5. Rungas ALFA Gas Cylinders
Just in March 2021, a record-breaking gas cylinder manufacturing plant was launched in Alaro City, Free Trade Zone, Epe, Lagos and another in Polaku, Bayelsa State which are all expected to produce about 1.2 million cylinders every year. Visit the above location to order for yours toady.
Improvements in Gas Cylinders
Since safety, convenience and durability are important factors to consider in this business, there are new innovations channeled to achieving that in 21st century cylinder usage.
Lite Safe Composite Gas cylinder
These gas cylinders though more expensive than the conventional metal ones, they tend to be safer, lighter and more efficient when put to use. They are made with reusable materials like fibre glass with UV protected outer and inner casing. In addition, they have non-corrosive, explosion proof (during fire outbreak) with translucent body. They are currently not made in Nigeria but are sold in major cities based on customer request.
Anti-explosion Gas cylinders
This is also a new technology gas cylinder that has been designed not to explode even in fire. It is just like the Lite Safe Composite Gas cylinders very much expensive and not yet too many are available in the country for sale.
Transparent Gas cylinder
In Nigeria, these are similar to the fibre glass made cylinders which are user friendly with less recurrent maintenance. The aim is to make it easy to gauge, monitor or keep track of cooking gas usage in homes, culinary purposes, industries and for other domestic uses. A notable seller of transparent cylinders in Nigeria is Conoil gas
Stainless Gas Cylinders
These cylinders are designed with user experience and aesthetics in mind. They are beautiful, lightweight and resistant to corrosion.
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