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With Option to Check Gas Level, LPG Cylinder Gets ‘Smart’

A new brand of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) cylinders has been rolled out by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). This new brand of LPG cylinder, dubbed, ‘Indane Composite Cylinders’, is essentially an attempt by the state-owned oil company to make for a lighter end-product that also allows customers to easily plan their next refill with ease. This is a significant step from the traditional, heavy steel canisters that customers have grown used to over the years.

Composite Cylinder

It is basically a triple-layered cylinder that has a blow-moulded High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) lining as the first, innermost layer. The second layer is a composite layer of polymer-wrapped fibreglass. The last layer to the LPG composite cylinder is an HDPE outer jacket.

How to Avail?

Customers can replace the existing LPG steel cylinders with composite cylinders. All they have to do is pay the difference in a security deposit. As it stands, the security deposit for these cylinders in the non-subsidized category is Rs. 3350 for the 10 Kg variant and Rs. 2150 for the 5 Kg variant.


The cylinder is currently only available in a select few cities such as in Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Faridabad & Ludhiana. The IOCL announced that it will soon be available across the nation. In the cities that it is currently available in, the cylinder comes in two variations – the 5 Kg and 10 Kg size.