Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. undertaken a study on QR code tagging of cylinders

Dec 23: A pilot study for QR code tagging of cylinders has been undertaken by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) at the Madanpur Khadar Bottling Plant, Delhi. Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) has accorded approval for a period of 3 months, w.e.f. 01.09.2022 for the filling of QR-coded LPG cylinders at Madanpur Khadar Bottling plant and dispatching them to only two distributors in the Delhi Market. Subsequently, PESO has extended the permission further for 3 more months i.e. till 28.02.2023. This initiative has the potential to resolve issues of pilferage, tracking and tracing, and better inventory management of gas cylinders. IOCL has sent a total of 23,827 such QR-tagged 14.2 Kg LPG cylinders to these distributors till 27.11.2022.

Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies(OMCs) have taken several steps to prevent pilferage/supply of underweight cylinders to LPG consumers, which inter-alia include, random weight checking of filled cylinders at the bottling plant, sealing of cylinders with Tamper Evident Seal, Statistical Quality Control on 10% cylinders received from bottling plant, pre-delivery checks of cylinders, carrying portable weighing scales by delivery persons, random checks by OMC officials at go-downs, delivery points, and en route, organizing public awareness campaigns, etc.

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