Fuel Pump Safety

A Guide to Fuel Pump Safety Basics Because we fuel at the pump so often, we tend to forget the dangers that are associated with gasoline. Gasoline fumes are highly flammable, and because of the density of hydrocarbons within the structure of gasoline, it is also highly toxic. The Petroleum Equipment Institute is an organization…

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Operation Deep Impact.

During the 2018 Thanksgiving Season, the agents of the secret service kick-started an initiative to take down illegal card skimmers across the United States. According to the press release from the Department of Homeland Security (November 28, 2018), an estimated 54 million Americans have traveled across town or the country for the Thanksgiving holiday. While…

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An Introduction to Lubricant Toxicity

Lubricants are a very common fluid found in the industrial or commercial workplace. Their use is without a doubt vital to the success of any piece of equipment or machinery; however, industrial lubes and fluids are at their purest form chemicals and additives that are meticulously chosen to produce a fluid that keeps engines running…

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Octane? Whats that?

What Is Octane? Octane is a flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained in petroleum refining. That’s a long way of saying higher octane means higher explosion point. Meaning you want more of it for your combustible engine. Octane numbers tend to change as additives improve and the quality of oil refining increases. Octane numbers…

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