Ασφαλής ανεφοδιασμός βενζίνης.
προ καιρού ο φίλος μας Yiannis-M μας είχε στείλει ένα email με σημαντικές πληροφορίες για την ασφάλειά μας. Σας το παραθέτουμε (στα Αγγλικά) και σας προτρέπουμε να το μοιραστείτε με τους γνωστούς σας. Επίσης δείτε το σχετικό video clip και θα καταλάβετε πόσο εύκολο είναι να σας συμβεί.
Ως συμπέρασμα ακολουθήστε τους 4 κανόνες για τον ασφαλή ανεφοδιασμό σας με βενζίνη:
Σβύστε την μηχανή.
Μην χρησιμοποιείτε το κινητό σας, αφήστε το μέσα στο αυτοκίνητο ή σβύστε το εντελώς.
Μην ξαναμπείτε στο αυτοκίνητο ενόσο διαρκεί ο ανεφοδιασμός του.
Shell Oil Co. Announcement
The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fuelling operations.
In the first case, the phone was placed on the car's trunk lid during fuelling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump.
In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refuelling their car.
And in the third, an individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fuelling their car.
You should know that:
Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes
Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition
Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fuelling lawn mowers, boat! , Etc.
Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (i.e. solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc.)
To sum it up, here are the: Four Rules for Safe Refuelling
Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of "static electricity" at gas pumps. His company has researched150 cases of these fires.
His results were very surprising:
Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas.
If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.
As I mentioned earlier, The Petroleum Equipment Institute, along with several other companies now, are really trying to make the public aware of this danger. You can find out more information by going to http://www.pei.org . Once here, click in the center of the screen where it says "Stop Static".
I ask you to please send this information to ALL your family and friends, especially those who have kids in the car with them while pumping gas. If this were to happen to them, they may not be able to get the children out in time. Thanks for passing this along.