Woqod (Qatar Fuel Company) is speeding up the process to replace the existing metal cylinder with a transparent fibreglass and plastic composite one, called Shafaf, in the next four to five years.
“We are working fast towards it. It is expected within the next four to five years,” Woqod chairman HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah said on the sidelines of the inauguration of Woqod Tower on Sunday.
He said the aim was to replace all metal cylinders with Shafaf at the earliest.
Woqod had introduced lightweight, transparent Shafaf cylinders in an effort to make LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) domestic
use safer and more convenient.
Shafaf, which in Arabic means transparent, is lighter and safer and deploys the latest technology in LPG cylinder design. Being transparent, the LPG level inside the cylinders is clearly visible, thus helping users place orders for new refills in time.