PETROL STATION FIRES
In the video below, the nozzle is left filling the car while the woman gets back into the vehicle.
She becomes statically charged and discharges herself when she next touches the nozzle.
This is a good example of how the flammable envelope can be relatively small, and
diminish in size very quickly if the flow of fuel is stopped.
In the clip below, the man becomes statically charged whilst using a mobile phone.
In all the clips on this page the people doing the refuelling removed the refuelling nozzle
once the fire took hold. This is not a wise course of action. If the fuel continues to flow,
it will almost certainly lead to a larger volume of combustible fuel vapour being generated,
not to mention the fact that the level-sensing shut-off will no longer work.
If a fuel can is filled in the back of a pickup it is not grounded and hence
the risk of fire increases. Fuel cans are best filled on the ground.
You don't need to understand the language to get the comedy here:
(A sketch from the comedy show "Shorts")
"Gas station fire " uploaded by: vb6josh
"A cell phone and static electricity" uploaded by: jeffmau1
"Gas Pump Explosion Caused by Static Electricity" uploaded by: heathrocksla
"Gas Station Sketch" uploaded by: 0522745230
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