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Tips on pumping gas!

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Sindhuja, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Sindhuja

    Sindhuja Silver IL'ite

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    [FONT=Default Sans Serif,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Default Sans Serif,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Default Sans Serif,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]TIPS ON PUMPING GAS

    I don't know what you guys are paying for
    gasoline....Here in California we are paying
    higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work
    is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are
    some tricks to get more of your money's worth for
    every gallon.

    Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San
    Jose, CA, we deliver about 4 million gallons in a
    24-hour period through the pipeline. One day is
    diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular
    and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with
    a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

    Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early
    morning when the ground temperature is still cold.
    Remember that all service stations have their storage
    tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the
    more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline
    expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the
    evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the
    petroleum business, the specific gravity and the
    temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel,
    ethanol and other petroleum products plays an
    important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a
    big deal for this business. But the service stations
    do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

    When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of
    the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see
    that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle,
    and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low
    speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created
    while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","\u003cbr\>vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate,\u003cbr\>some\u003cbr\>of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor.\u003cbr\>Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the \n\u003cbr\>underground storage tank so you're getting less\u003cbr\>worth for your money.\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>One of the most important tips is to fill up when your\u003cbr\>gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. *The reason for\u003cbr\>this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less \n\u003cbr\>air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates\u003cbr\>faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks\u003cbr\>have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as\u003cbr\>zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so \n\u003cbr\>it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations,\u003cbr\>here where I work, every truck that we load is\u003cbr\>temperature compensated so that every gallon is\u003cbr\>actually the exact amount.\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>Another reminder. If there is a gasoline truck pumping \n\u003cbr\>into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, *DO\u003cbr\>NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred\u003cbr\>up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick\u003cbr\>up some of the dirt that normally settles on the \n\u003cbr\>bottom.\u003cbr\>\u003cbr\>Hope this will help you get the most value for your\u003cbr\>money.\u003c/font\> \u003cbr\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/div\>\u003cfont face\u003d\"Default Sans Serif,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif\" size\u003d\"2\"\>\u003cbr\>\u003c/font\>\u003c/blockquote\>\u003c/div\>\u003cbr\>\n\u003c/span\>\u003c/div\>\n",0]);//--></SCRIPT>
    vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate,
    some
    of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor.
    Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the
    underground storage tank so you're getting less
    worth for your money.

    One of the most important tips is to fill up when your
    gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for
    this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less
    air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates
    faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks
    have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as
    zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so
    it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations,
    here where I work, every truck that we load is
    temperature compensated so that every gallon is
    actually the exact amount.

    Another reminder. If there is a gasoline truck pumping
    into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO
    NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred
    up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick
    up some of the dirt that normally settles on the
    bottom.

    Hope this will help you get the most value for your
    money.
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  2. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    hi sindhu,

    Thanks for the tips.
     
  3. sahi

    sahi New IL'ite

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    very useful tips...
    thanx for info


    sahi
     
  4. Jaysree

    Jaysree Platinum IL'ite

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    Thanks for the tips.

    Jayshree.
     

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