This is some interesting information. Don’t forget to double click on the picture so that you are able to get a clearer picture
I received this information via the internet and you may have as well. I had a friend of mine, that is also in the business, do his research on this, and give his opinion. While I think that you may only be saving yourself cents in the dollar it is better in your pocket than the fuel companies. The last point could also save your engine and a clogged up fuel filter which of course would cost more than just a few cents.
Since I received this information the fuel price has increased even further so these tips may seem more attractive and worth the effort of putting into practice.
TIPS ON PUMPING GAS
I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline… but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon:
Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.
Only buy or fill up your car or truck 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 gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening… your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
A 1-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. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors 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 gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.
Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
My friends opinion
All four points are valid, and of differing impact.
- Temperature effect – at colder temperatures, gasoline density is greater than at higher temperatures. Therefore, you get more molecules of gasoline per gallon at colder temperatures than hotter. However, the temperature variation in underground tanks is very small, and you will not notice any economic difference from filling up in the morning vs. the afternoon.
- Filling at lower speed does reduce vaporization, since the gasoline will undergo less non-recoverable pressure drop between the pump and your tank. There are two benefits: 1) you will get more gasoline, although again it may not be economically noticeable, and 2) you will put less hydrocarbon vapors in the atmosphere, which is good. People would be very surprised to know how much vaporization is involved in filling their tanks. I’ve seen it through a special camera that can “see” the clear vapors. Now, I stay clear of the nozzle when I’m filling my car.
- The less gasoline in your tank, the greater the rate of evaporation, because there is a greater “air” volume available to accept hydrocarbon molecules moving from a denser phase to a lighter phase, attempting to establish equilibrium. Therefore, you will lose less gas by not letting your tank run low.
- All hydrocarbon liquid tanks ultimately build a layer of sediment (and eventually have to be cleaned out). If the gas truck is filling an underground tank that is very low, you can have the sediment stirred up and picked up in the pumping system. Eventually, it should be caught in your fuel filter, but why load up your filter?
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This makes a perfect wrist exerciser. Rest your forearm on a solid surface and hold the paperweight in your hand. Bend your hand from the wrist 10 times then reverse your arm and repeat in the other direction and finish with 10 twists.
This may not seem that important but when you are working on a computor all day this exercise is very good to keep your wrist supple and strong. We tend to forget to care for our wrists and can be easily broken or sprained.
INNIES Vs OUTIES.
According to researchers at the University of Helsinki, men prefer women who have belly buttons that are T-shaped or oval and vertical, with a little hooding and which don’t protrude. In short, they dislike protruding ‘Outies’ and don’t favour the cavernours variety, either.
French researchers have found that people with blue eyes are significantly more likely to reach 100 years of age than those with brown or black eyes.
Woopeee roll on 100 years, mine are blue.
CHANGING HAIR COLOR
42% of women according to Women’s Health Resource centre, women change their hairstyle or colour after a life- changing event, like losing a job or going through a divorce.
I guess I must be continually having a life changing event as I am always changing my hairstyle and colour.
Now I bet you didn’t know this one. Offensive body odour is actually illegal in public libraries in San Luis, Obispo county, California.
Different types of music an make you spend more! According to English research, Ravel’s Bolero will have you reaching for more expensive products, while Madonna’s Material Girl encourages you to fill you supermarket trolly faster than 10CC’s I’m not in love.
This is true actually, If I am in a shop and the music playing is something that I really like, I do tend to spend a longer time in the shop. At least till the song finishes.
Now this is weird. A Norwegian hospital has opened a clinic for hypochondriacs. Director Dr Ingvard Wilhelmsen says “Healthy people who imagine they have an awful disease really suffer and need help. Only patients in the good physical health will be admitted.
I don’t know who is going to declare wether you are a hypocondriac or not I am thinking that you will be admitted if you can afford to pay the fee. Expensive I should think.
I HAVE HEARD THIS SURVEY RESULT BEFORE.
I guess it is true hat people prefer to see doctors and helth specialists in a suit or shirt with trousers or skirt depending on the gender. A study at London’s Royal Free Hospital found patients thought practitioners in white coats were less caring and in more of a hurry