Safety Requirements and Fueling Guidelines

This page covers important actions and guidelines to follow when you use a card-lock facility.

 

The first thing to remember is that fuel, whether gasoline or diesel, is extremely flammable, so there should definitely be NO SMOKING while fueling your vehicle. Ignoring this warning could result in serious fire and injury.

HOW TO BEGIN FUELING

  • Shut off engine and extinguish all cigarettes.
  • Insert your driver card into the card reader and remove immediately.
  • If you are using a 2-card system, insert your vehicle card into the card reader and remove immediately.
  • Enter your 4-digit personal Identification Number (P.I.N.) and press ENTER.
  • If prompted to do so, enter your current odometer reading and press ENTER.
  • If prompted to do so, enter any miscellaneous information and press ENTER.
  • Enter the pump number and press ENTER. This activates the pump so that fueling can begin.
  • Remove gas cap slowly and place nozzle deeply into the fuel tank neck.
  • Activate the nozzle by engaging the lever on the dispenser, then pull trigger and begin dispensing fuel.

 

The nozzle must be inserted deeply into the fuel tank neck and held during fueling. Optimum nozzle setting for speed of delivery is between 1/2 and 3/4 open; faster delivery may result in a spill.

 

If the nozzle is activated too quickly, a leak detector will automatically slow pumping to a trickle. Simply release the trigger on the nozzle and wait 10 seconds. Then pull trigger again, and pumping should be normal.

AFTER FUELING

When finished, shut off pump by returning lever to the "off" position. and then return nozzle to its hanger.

 

Driving away with the nozzle still in your vehicle can result in fire or spill or explosion, which could lead to extreme damage and serious injury.

 

If you accidentally drive off with the nozzle in your vehicle, please follow these procedures:

 

Stop vehicle and turn off the motor.

Turn pump off.

Put hose back on pump if possible.

Report the incident using the assistance number posted at site. Your report should include:

a. Site location

b. Hose or pump number

c. Time and date of incident

d. Your name and telephone number

If you need other assistance at the site, please call the emergency number listed and report the problem.

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

If you come into contact with gasoline or diesel fuel, it is important that you follow these procedures:

 

EYES: Flush with water for 15 minutes.

 

SKIN: Remove any gasoline soaked clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water.

 

INGESTION (swallowing): Call physician. DO NOT induce vomiting.

 

INHALATION: If symptoms occur as noted under "Physiological Effects" (opposite side of this brochure), move to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, apply artificial respiration.

 

OTHER (GASOLINE): Remove gasoline soaked clothing.

CAUTION! HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Remember, all fuels are hazardous and should only be stored in approved containers. Please read the following warning statements carefully.

 

All Gasoline

 

DANGER!

EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. MAY BE HARMFUL IF INHALED. MAY CAUSE IRRITATION. MAY BE HARMFUL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN.

 

Long-term exposure to vapors has caused cancer in laboratory animals. Do not breathe vapors. Use only in well-ventilated locations. Do not allow contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.

 

FOR USE AS MOTOR FUEL ONLY.

 

Diesel

 

CAUTION!

MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO EYES.

COMBUSTIBLE.

 

Middle distillates have caused skin cancer and kidney damage in laboratory animals. Do not allow contact with eyes. Keep away from heat and flame. Use only in well-ventilated locations. Do not allow prolonged breathing of mist or vapor. Do not allow prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Keep head away from container when opening or dispensing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.

Fire Safety Training Test

This test is to be self-administered by each user of the card-lock fueling system. Please read and understand the material provided to you in this safety brochure, answer the questions below and return this portion of the brochure to:

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS

Acute

 

EYES: Causes slight-to-moderate eye irritation.

 

SKIN: Moderately irritating; causes redness, edema, or drying of the skin.

 

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:

Gasoline:

May cause dizziness, irritation of eyes, nose and throat, vomiting, bluish color of the skin, and central nervous system effects including contracted pupils, loss of reflexes, convulsions, seizures, sudden loss of consciousness, coma and sudden death. Other symptoms are headaches, flushing of the face, nausea, mental confusion and depression, loss of appetite, blurred speech and difficulty in swallowing.

Diesel:

May cause symptoms of drowsiness or narcosis from inhalation of high vapor concentrations.

Chronic

 

Recent studies with laboratory animals have shown that diesel and gasoline vapors caused kidney damage and kidney cancer in rats, and liver cancer in mice.

SAFETY MEASURES

Certain emergency equipment is installed at each fueling site. Please be sure to note the location of the following equipment before you begin fueling.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Be sure you can find the one nearest you.

EMERGENCY SHUT-OFF SWITCH

Located within 75 feet of the island and clearly identified. It allows you to shut down the system from a location other than the fueling island.

PAY TELEPHONE

May be located at the site and requires no coins for an emergency call to 911 or to an operator.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER

Clearly posted and identified for use in emergencies.

SITE OPERATOR'S PHONE NUMBER

is clearly posted and identified. Call this number if you need assistance, or to report a problem.

FUELING SAFETY

Before you begin, stop your engine and shift into "Park." On manual shift vehicles, set the parking and/or emergency brake. When you use a card-lock facility, you must stop your engine before you begin fueling. You must also remain outside your vehicle in full view of the nozzle at all times while fueling.

If a spill occurs, call the assistance number posted at that site to ensure prompt clean-up.

In case of fire, dial 911 or the emergency number located at the site (usually on or near the fire extinguisher sign.)

 

 

APPROVED CONTAINERS

 

No sale or purchase of flammable liquids shall be dispensed into containers unless the containers are CLEARLY MARKED with the name of the liquid. (NFPA 30A, Sec 9.2.3.2)

 

The container must be constructed of metal or approved plastic, have a tight closure, and be fitted with a spout or be so designed that the contents can be poured without spilling.

 

A metal or *plastic safety can must not have a capacity over 5 gallons. (NFPA 30, Sec. 4.2.3)

 

*An approved plastic container is labeled "Gasoline" or "Flammable" has been tested and listed to be in compliance with the requirements of ASTM F 852 or F976, ANSI/UL 1313, or 49 CFR

 

A metal drum, meeting DOT specifications, must not have capacity over 60 gallons. (NFPA 30, Sec. 9.2.3.3)

 

Procedures for fueling portable containers:

 

Portable containers of 12 gallon capacity or less must be placed on the ground before filling. (NFPA 30, Sec. 9.2.3.3) Do Not Fill Portable Containers While located In A Truck, A Boat, Or Bed Of a Pickup!

 

Latch open devices shall not be engaged while dispensing flammable or combustible liquids into portable containers.