[Gasification] Fwd: For Your Safety from Shell Oil Company - THIS IS NOT A JOKE! Clash of technologies.
brunom1 at telenet.be
Sun Mar 18 13:06:47 CDT 2012
This is of course an other HOAX,
if you search the Shell website you'll not find any trace of such a message.
Cellphones don't make sparks when they operate.
There have never been cellphone induced explosions by filling up a car;
but yes you'll find a sticker on manny selfservice stations indicating
to not use a cellphone while tanking;
this is only to protect themselfs legally if someone likes to sue them.
There have been such a messages in newspapers of woman being burnt
while filling up and using a cellphone but it was not phone
but static electricity that initiate those explosions or deflagrations.
But this hoax is somewhat different from others,
that it contains some truth:
Where it is adviced "not to reenter your car", because thats a good way
to charge yourself with
static electricity, and if you then touch the nozzle ( while the
gasoline is still pouring in, and
so combustible fuel vapors are coming out ) you may indeed spark those
vapors.( not your cellphone)
Hardly possible with diesel but a real risk with gasonline.
So its not good advice to forward this hoax message but ...
For some Real ( & good) advice about static & tanking go to the website
of the mentioned
'Petroleum Equipment Institute:'
There you'll read:
Three Rules for Safe Refueling
1. Turn off engine.
2. Don't smoke.
3. Never re-enter your vehicle while refueling.
Are Cell Phones Responsible?
No. We have not documented a single incident that was caused by a
Cell phones continue to be cited as causing fires at the pump in
e-mails circulating on the Internet.
So far, we have been unable to document any incidents that were
sparked by a cellular telephone.
In fact, many researchers have tried to ignite fuel vapors with a
cell phone and failed.
Op 18-3-2012 7:52, Thomas Reed schreef:
> Dear EVERYONE OWNING A CELL PHONE!
> (I presume this will reach thousands of people. If each of you sends
> the warning to your friends, it will reach millions, and third round
> could reach more billions than there are on earth!
> READ THE WARNING below from my friend Michele LeJeune, and KEEP YOUR
> CELL PHONE AWAY FROM HYDROCARBON FUMES WHEN REFUELING YOUR CAR!
> Pass it on to your lists of friends and we will save thousands of lives!
> Thomas B Reed
> The Biomass Energy Foundation
> Begin forwarded message:
>> *From:* Michele Lejeune <lo <mailto:lotsokittycats at gmail.com>
>> *Subject:* *For Your Safety from Shell Oil Company - THIS IS NOT A JOKE!*
>> AGAIN! THIS IS NOT A JOKE!
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: *Ilse Falkenburger* <
>> The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after
>> three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited
>> fumes during fueling operations
>> In the first case , the phone was placed on the car's
>> trunk lid during fueling; 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
>> refueling 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 fueling 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 fueling 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 Refueling:
>> 1) Turn off engine
>> 2) Don't smoke
>> 3) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the
>> vehicle or turn it off
>> 4) Don't re-enter your vehicle during fueling .
>> 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 researched 150
>> cases of these fires.
>> His results were very surprising:
>> 1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women .
>> 2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in
>> their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When
>> finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire
>> started, as a result of static.
>> 3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.
>> 4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until
>> completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in
>> these types of fires.
>> 5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas
>> 6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause
>> the fire, when connected with static charges.
>> 7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered
>> and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of
>> makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the
>> vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.
>> 8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately
>> after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.
>> 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.
>> 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.
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