How To Avoid Catastrophes By Properly Handling Fuel In Your Shop
January 27, 2023
Here’s a headline you may have seen:
Fire Heavily Guts Broadway Garage An intense fire destroyed most of a downtown car repair garage owned by the same family for decades. Mechanics were replacing the gas tank on a car when a spark from a welder ignited gasoline fumes.
If you think this can’t happen to you, think again. Today’s auto repair shops frequently remove or drain gasoline tanks to replace the fuel pump, service the fuel pump, replace the tank because of damage, or to remove contaminated fuel. Performing these services safely and efficiently requires you to follow the proper procedures and use approved fuel handling equipment.
There are many standards, and safety regulations you must abide by when dealing with flammable liquids like gasoline. These include:
Choosing the right gas caddy to handle this type of fuel
Gasoline handling & safety guidelines including ignition source control, and fuel removal/ storage