What is correct way to handle gas?
Initial Checklist For Handling Gas:
- I have read the instruction manual
- Gas bottle, gas hose and pressure regulator are suitable for my country
- My gas cylinder never stands in a closed room
- I always move the gas cylinder in an up right position
- I have performed a leak test (see below)
Testing for leakage on gas barbecues:
WARNING: When checking for leaks, there must be no sources of ignition in the vicinity. This also applies to smoking. Never test for leaks with a lit match or an open flame and always outdoors.
- The gas control knob must be in position Ο.
- Open the gas supply on the bottle and brush all gas-carrying parts (the connection on the gas bottle / the gas pressure regulator / the gas hose / the gas inlet / the connection on the valve) with a soap solution of 50% liquid soap and 50% water. You can also use a leak detection spray.
- Bubble formation in the soap solution indicates leaks. IMPORTANT: The grill may only be used after all leaks have been removed. Close the gas supply on the gas bottle.
- Repair the leaks by retightening the connections if possible, or replace the defective parts.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2.
NOTE: Perform the leak test after each connection or replacement of the gas bottle and at the beginning of the barbecue season.
DIFFERENT FLOW SPEEDS FOR GAS GRILLS
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 30 AND 50MBAR
- In Switzerland 28, 30, 37 and 50 mbar are officially permitted. In Europe, 30mbar is mostly valid, with exceptions such as Austria and Germany, which work with 50mbar or a few countries with 37mbar. Various countries make the pressure dependent on the gas used (propane or butane).
- The pressure at which the gas flows through the valve, nozzle and through the Venturi tube into the burner is 30 / 50mbar. This burns as it exits the burner. Thus, the flow speed at 30 mbar is lower than at 50 mbar. As a result, there is less gas in the burner at 30mbar than at 50mbar. Except…
- … you compensate for the lower flow velocity by making a larger hole. So that the same amount of gas enters the burner at different pressures. In addition, the amount of air often has to be adjusted by adjusting the Venturi openings in order to achieve optimal combustion.
GAS CYLINDERS – WHAT MUST BE CONSIDERED?
- Only gas cylinders with a maximum filling weight of 7.5 kg may be placed on the base plate. Position the bottle in the space provided for it
- The bottle strap supplied or the gas bottle holder provided is used for fastening. Please make sure that there are no leaky screw connections.
- Carry out the TEST FOR LEAKAGE before commissioning and after every gas cylinder change.
- Gas cylinders must not be exposed to a temperature of more than 50 ° C and must never be stored in a closed room or in a basement.
- Observe and follow the safety regulations that are noted on the gas bottles usedTIP
To connect the regulator to the bottle, use an Allen key to tighten the regulator on the bottle. When tightening, please make sure that you hold the regulator with your free hand so that it does not start to turn!
TIP – To connect the regulator to the bottle, use an Allen key to tighten the regulator on the bottle. When tightening, please make sure that you hold the regulator with your free hand so that it does not start to turn!