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Old 31st July 2008, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Important Tips While Pumping Petrol

Someone who has been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years and is currently working for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline in San Jose, CA wrote the following information:

We deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period from the pipe line; one day it's diesel, the next day it's jet fuel and gasoline. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons. Here are some tricks to help you get your money's worth.

1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline. When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you're filling up in the afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products) are significant. Every truckload that we load is temperature -compensated so that the indicated gallonage is actually the amount pumped. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations don't have temperature compensation at their pumps.

2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank.

3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty), because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is and ! gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation.)

4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three delivery settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery from gas that already has been metered. If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapor, which is being sucked back into the underground tank, so you're getting less gas for your money.

Hope this will help ease your 'pain at the pump'!

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Re: Important Tips While Pumping Petrol

Pro, I didnt think of that.

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Re: Important Tips While Pumping Petrol

the part on half tank n cooler is true... bt somehw i think i'm lazy to do tat haha

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knew it long ago. haha
good info anyway =)

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Re: Important Tips While Pumping Petrol

Thanks for the article.

However, there was another article recently written for s'porean drivers, think it was in the papers, which disproved some of these points, especially 1) and 3). So 1 guy says 1 thing, another guy says something else. Up to you to choose.

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who really take note of tis, pls hands up...


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Re: Important Tips While Pumping Petrol

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who really take note of tis, pls hands up...

I only pratice that pump in the morning before 7 while on my way to work. To me the biggest factor is your habit of driving that really counts for the FC.

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