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Be safe!, static electricity at the gas pump

Here is one of the vids that we use in training.

Notice the girl has static electricity all over her,....she keeps pulling at her sweater and pants...

She puts the nozzle in,..then gets back in her car,...sliding around on the seat,...causing MORE static electricity.

Good thing the flap valve on her fuel tank worked,...and the valve on the nozzle worked,....or this could have been way worse...



YouTube - Fire at the gas pump




Another one,....this is why you don't fill plastic tanks in the bed of your truck,...STATIC ELECTRICITY AGAIN!



YouTube - surveillance cam footage of truck catching fire






moral of the story......touch something metal at the pump ,...to discharge any of your static,....and NEVER fill you plastic tanks in the bed of your trucks.
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Tank you forgot the vid man

Edit you must have caught it before i posted

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Holy Sh!t that's crazy bet she didn't want to pump gas for awhile after that

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Wow, those are crazy.

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Well at least SOME of our government regulations can save few lives every now and then huh?!

If it weren't for all the safety features added to cars an pumps she'd a been a goner!

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The handle on the pump she used was vinyl coated,otherwise it would have discharged the static from her.
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Yeah....The thing that most people don't realize is,....static electricity isn't +(positive) or -(negative)....specifically,...it could be either.

A liquid splashing into a plastic bucket, generates static electricity,....which will make the plastic bucket a collector ,....then all it needs is to discharge.....no "ground" is needed for static electricity to generate or discharge....
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So, How many fires like that do you see at a diesel pump?

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There is no difference,...ships have been totally destroyed because of a static electricity discharge while fueling diesel.
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