Tips on filling your tank

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  1. Shaun

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    Was sent this info. Does make sense.

    Tips on filling your tank - good information

    > TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information)>
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    > 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 thru 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.>
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    > 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.>
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    > 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 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.
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    > One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is
    > HALF FULL. 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.
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    > 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.
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    > Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.
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    Damn remember this is a reefkeeping forum, and filling your tank means "filling your fishtank":whistling:

    But hell it makes sense,
     
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    I would not recommend petrol for filling that tank.:whistling:
     
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    What, A little high in phosphates?:lol:
     
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    Well if that tank crashes it might flash:)
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Well at least i don't have to worry about it geting too warm when i fill up, lunchtime today it was 6.5c in London
     
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    Interesting, thanks Thalion.
     
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    Wee-man are petrol stations self service in the UK ?
     
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    Most of them, you can also pay at the pump with a credit card now too:)
     
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    Oh ok. Being a petrol pump attendent is still a proffesion here..
     
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