Fuel Pump Safety

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 that works closely…

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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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Back to Basics: Lubricants

Lubricants are a vital part of most if not all industrial machinery. We have written about the matter many times before. To begin our journey here into different lubricants and what their applications are when to use them we should establish the purpose of lubricants in machinery. Lubricants are solutions created from compounds (usually petroleum…

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Octane? Whats that?

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 to the uninitiated…

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