Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How to Fuel your Vehicle

  While doing my routine visit in a forum, fuel-station-logoI stopped by a thread that share some nice useful tricks to get more of your money's worth for every drop of fuel you pour into your vehicle.

Its a practical experience of a guy who work in some fuel/pipeline sector at USA. So I think its worth sharing with you all. Here you go...

1. 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.

2. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode.
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If you look yo u 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 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.

3. 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 is 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..

To Summarise... fuel-station-logo
1) Pump in the wee hours of the morning or when the ground is cold
2) Pump at the slowest speed
3) Pump when your tank is half empty or half full...

2 comments:

nilesh mahapatra said...

It is anice blog,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.
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Aparna said...

This is in regard to ur comment at this link.

http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5327542665853853362&postID=768348523729740665&page=1&token=1311425245931


My works are my own and original. You should have checked the dates when I posted it (at an earlier date than that plagiarist sharmila) rather than accusing at my blogsite that my post is not original.

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