This is why you need to touch your car before you fill it at the gas station
Here I don’t know many drivers to fill the car at the gas station.
Did you know that if, before you start to fill the fuel at a gas station, you touch his car, significantly reduce the risks of ignition of the car? Do not believe what can not be? And for good reason.
When it’s cold outside, there is a risk that static electricity that accumulates in our body can cause a spark while filling fuel at the gas station, which would be enough for ignition.
The fact that the movement you make when you get out of the car (you can slip your clothes in the machine) can create static electricity. In the end, when you are going to fill your car, it can be dangerous.
“You create a static discharge from your body to the metal gun gas station when you touch it to start refilling. There is a risk of sparks,” says Sergei Sokolov, Director of the company about the sale of oil equipment for the gas station.
According to experts, this small spark can be enough to even the slightest gasoline vapors, which are located around the tip of benzopyrrole, ignited.
No, of course, modern gas stations have a number of protective systems which prevent the formation of static electricity. Nevertheless, according to statistics, from time to time still occur local fire during fuel filling. This is largely just due to discharge of static electricity. And, as a rule, mini-sparks from static electricity generated in the cold more often. But not every static discharge may ignite benzopyrrole. Therefore, such cases are rare, but nevertheless occur throughout the world.
Here’s a real example of how static electricity accumulated in the human body, may be responsible for the fire during refueling of a vehicle:
Apparently, the girl, inserting the gun into the gas tank and started pouring fuel when I first got back in the car, was created, moving the front seat static electricity. Further, when she went to the tank of the machine, by touching the gas gun, got a static category, in which there is a spark, which became responsible for the fire.
So how can you avoid the risk of fire pump at the gas station? Fortunately, there is a simple solution. When you exit your car before you take the fuel gun, touch a metal part of your car. It will disperse the electrical charge you may have accumulated in itself.
Another easy trick. Tap one of the thin metal strips that extend vertically from left and right sides of most gasoline dispensers at the gas station, and then take the gas nozzle.