Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 02:51:04 +0200 From: "VIKINGMAN" <saabnopsamlixnet._nospam_dk> Subject: Re: Fuel pump - disturbing discovery....what now?
"Jason Stefanovich" <stefanjnopsamnet> skrev i en meddelelse news:3B9A95AF.B49E03C8nopsamnet... > http://home1.gte.net/stefanj/pump1.jpg > http://home1.gte.net/stefanj/pump2.jpg > http://home1.gte.net/stefanj/pump3.jpg > > The pump had not just up and died. It had actually shorted out inside > the gas tank, melting through part of the upper receiver and burning > completely through the > wire's insullation. I can only say I'm very thankful that a spark or > heat from this didn't ignite the fumes in the gas tank. Especially > because when I was testing to see Hi Jason. You don't really need to worry about fire/explosion. To start a fire you'll need all of these three things: 1. Something flamable - Is present = Gasoline. 2. Heat - Is present = short. 3. Oxygen - Is missing. The fumes in the tank is so thick, it doesn't leave room for oxygen. It simply cannot ignite. I know about this, as I am a semi-driver for an oil-corporation. Sometimes if we have a bas "earthing" in one of the tanks, the gas will actually boil inside the tank, filling it. As there isn't any oxygen, it isn't a problem. Cheers! P.S. I'm also certain, that if these inside pumps were hazardous, they wouldn't be allowed to use....!