Flexible Pigtails :-
The warning follows an LPG-fuelled fire, jointly investigated by Energy Safety and the NZ Fire Service, that resulted in significant property damage. The Fire Service expressed concerns after fire fighters in attendance were confronted with a conflagration from burning LPG flowing from a flexible pigtail at high pressure. Subsequent enquiries revealed that an excess flow valve in the flexible pigtail had been disabled. This meant that the fire fighters faced additional hazards and that property damage was greater than would have been the case if the excess flow valve had operated.