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Old 06-02-2004, 03:20   #1 (permalink)
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eek Shell issues warning about static electricity

I had this document forwarded to me, makes for interesting reading. It seems there have been cases of fires at petrol stations caused by static electricity. Worth a read, tell me what you think.

http://ford.i8.com/tmp/SHELL-Safetyandpetrol_1_.doc
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:28   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, can't say i've heard of this before, but never the less, has some good arguments..
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:29   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

very interesting indeed!
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:39   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

Well, in regards to using a mobile phone at the pump:

http://www.snopes.com/autos/hazards/gasvapor.asp
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:56   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

Thats old news man, been around the block and back a few times now.

here's some more links;
http://www.countonshell.com/news/pre...ess-100603.htm
http://www.pei.org/static/
http://api-ec.api.org/about/index.cf...02001000000000
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:04   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

Its fairly common knowledge with the problems with static electricity.. I didnt read the info, but i know such things as holding a pretol can above the ground and filling it can cause it to catch on fire. You should place it on the ground.

It dosnt happen often, but has been known to happen.

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Old 06-02-2004, 04:28   #7 (permalink)
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Yes indeedy. Very strange and I cant say I have heard of it, it seems like a pretty rare occurrence anyway.........

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Old 06-02-2004, 06:03   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

When fuelling an aircraft, we bond the plane to ground, the hose to the plane (the fuel flowing thru the hose can cause static), and the fuel truck to ground as well

Dont think its impossible static is a baaaaaad thing mmmkay. im noticing it heaps now im in sydney, bloody zapping myself everywhere.
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Old 06-02-2004, 21:28   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

Actually this is true. I actually work in a Shell servo where it happened here in SA. It's been 2 weeks since the "event" and there's still "not in use" signs on the pump as it is subject to investigation.

I know this sounds mean, but most customers are fricking stupid about the dangers involved in filling up. This particular person did the trick of getting back into the car, and also had a phone on in thier pocket. When we confront people about notputting petrol in non-approved containers, talking on mobiles, getting back into the car, not letting little billy under 16 fill the car, these people go bunta.

So if they want to be darwin candidates then so be it.

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Re: Shell issues warning about static electricity

isnt that one of the major issues with mid air refueling old_mate? part of the connection grounds them together to stop static :o
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