Azerbaijani State Committee on Standardization reveals no problems with Azerbaijani gas
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 / Trend U. Ismayilova /
The Azerbaijani State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents has not revealed any problems with Azerbaijani gas, the committee head Ramiz Hasanov, commenting on the facts of explosions and poisoning from a gas leak said during a news conference on Friday.
He said calorie content of gas is its most basic indicator. No problems were revealed.
Speaking about the calorie content of gas supplied to consumers, Hasanov said that the caloric content of the gas is not reduced while transportation. The problem can occur with the volume of gas that may be reducing because of problems on the main lines, in particular because of the sulfur.
Hasanov did not rule out the possibility that the explosions of Iranian-made gas stoves may occur due to the fact that these devices are designed for Iranian gas with the appropriate calorie content.
Head of the Committee also noted that the interference with the gas furnace is strictly forbidden. But in the absence of pressure, consumers remove some parts of the kilns, which also results in an accident.
During the monitoring carried out by the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan in 2009, about 538 units unsuitable for use of gas stoves were revealed in more than 100 commercial sites. They were withdrawn from sale.
This figure rather exceeds the index of the last and the previous years. About 80 percent of the proposed gas furnaces meet the standards, about 20 percent, which may be illegally imported into the country, do not meet them, Hasanov said.
In 2009, the population was provided with 846 million cubic meters of gas.