Keeping Safe While Transferring Fuel Fuel transfer can be done from fuel tank to tank, fuel tank to car, tank to a generator or from tank to cargo ship. This is done by different types of pump. One type is the gear pump or also called positive displacement pump. When you transfer fuel from a tank to a generator, this type of pump is involved. Suctioning up to 20 vertical feet is one characteristic of this kind of pump. Centrifugal pump is another type of pump used. This serves to transfer fuel towards and from the vehicles to tanks. Then we have what we call the submersible turbine pump. This transfers fuel from the underground and aboveground tanks to the generator. These pumps help in the proper transfer of fuel to the different recipients. Another important thing you must know in transferring the fuel is the proper procedure and precautions. Certain dangerous problems such as spills may arise from the procedure of conducting the fuel transfer. Here are some things you need to take note to prevent spillage and also things you do when spillage really happens.
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When delivering the fuel to a location, use only approved mobile tanks. The delivery tank must be manipulated by a competent driver. An attendant must be there the whole time the fuel is being transferred and he should supervise the procedure well. The personnel must keep in mind the proper handling of fuel procedures to prevent spills. During the conduction of transferring the fuel, the personnel must also check the component for any leaks. In the place where the transfer of fuel is conducted, there should be a ready to use appropriate spill containment emergency kit. Position the transfer nozzle such that it faces upward to prevent spilling the fuel when unwinding the transfer hose from the reel. Do not wait for the overflowing of fuel from the container for you to stop the transfer when conducting the procedure. Especially in the cases of transferring fuel from a tank to a vehicle, provide extra room for the expansion of fuel to avoid fuel from overflowing from the container. Any action that may start a fire and that is within 3 meters must be stopped immediately. No smoking policy must be strictly imposed. Remember that fire is easily started with the presence of fuel. Fire extinguishers must be on the site in cases of fire. Lastly but not the least, have a regular maintenance to inspect the overall fuel systems and components. The preventative measures for spillage must be done to prevent fuel from harming the environment.
Getting To The Point – Transfers
What if there is already a spill happening? When there is spillage overboard, stop further fuel to go into the water. Give report to the authority and follow their orders.