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Test results of LPG quality updated

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (October 10) announced on its website the latest results of tests on LPG quality. In September the EMSD collected 12 LPG samples from auto LPG filling stations and LPG terminals on a random basis. The laboratory test results of all samples have shown that LPG quality complies with auto-LPG specifications.

In addition, the EMSD has been vetting the independent third-party test reports submitted by LPG supply companies for each shipment to ensure that the quality of imported LPG complies with the specified requirements.

The detailed results of the tests on the quality of LPG samples are published and updated on a weekly basis, and are obtainable from the EMSD website, www.emsd.gov.hk/emsd/eng/sgi/lpg_smpl_analysis.shtml, or upon request via the EMSD's hotline, 2333 3762.

An EMSD spokesman said, "The department has been maintaining a 24-hour telephone hotline since early January 2010 to monitor and follow up on the stalling of LPG vehicles. Up to October 9, 2011, there have been 195 reports of engine stalling incidents via the hotline with the majority received in early 2010. From late February 2011 to October 9, 2011, the hotline did not receive any reports of stalling incidents."

The spokesman added, "Should an LPG vehicle be found with irregularities or malfunctioning during operation, the vehicle owner should as soon as possible arrange for the vehicle to be inspected and repaired by a competent person with relevant experience and training according to the maintenance manuals of the vehicle manufacturer."

Ends/Monday, October 10, 2011
Issued at HKT 12:03

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