TIPS ON FILLING YOUR CAR(S) (Good information) Petrol is becoming more and more expensive! so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every litre. Here at the #MarianHill
Pipeline where I work in #Durban
we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period through the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres.
Only buy or fill up your car or bakkie 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 #fuel
, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and #jetfuel
, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
A one 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 #vapours
that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours 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 tank is HALF FULL.
The reason for this is because the more fuel you have in your tank the less air is occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. #Petroleum
storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.#Petrol #Diesel #SouthAfrica
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