Tips on filling your tank

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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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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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Wee-man are petrol stations self service in the UK ?
 
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Oh ok. Being a petrol pump attendent is still a proffesion here..
 

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