SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING (CONT).
Vehicles carrying fuel as cargo and those operating within 50 feet of fuel handling operations must be
equipped with a spark-arresting exhaust system.
Protective earthworks (berms) around collapsible tanks should be built to give the least possible exposed
fuel surface in case of tank rupture. A small area generates the least vapor and provides the smallest
burning surface in case of fire.
Do not pump fuel at a rate that will cause severe turbulence.
Do not splash-fill tank trucks or tank cars if top-loading is necessary. Start fill at a slow rate with the
filling hose near the tank bottom. When the hose end is submerged, loading can proceed at a full flow
Do not filter fuel through anything other than properly grounded filter separators and monitors.
After filling large tanks, allow several minutes of relaxation time to allow the static charge on the fuel
surface to equalize with the tank before inserting gages or any other objects into the fuel.
Do not throw or drag hoses and nozzles; avoid kinking hoses.
Turn off radio and radar equipment during fuel handling.
Do not conduct fueling operations within 300 feet of active ground radars.
Do not clip ground wires to antennas, rotor blades, or propeller blades
Firefighting equipment, including protective clothing. must be in good condition and readily available.
Water alone should not be used on a fuel fire since It tends to spread the fire.
Fire extinguishing equipment must be In place and ready during refueling/defueling, including crash crew
standby assistance if available.
Toxic Hazard Precautions. Petroleum-based fuels and their vapors are toxic. Improper handling of these fuels
can cause severe irritation or burns to external body parts Contact with the eyes can cause severe irritation.
pain, and blindness. Ingestion of petroleum-based fuels can cause sickness, internal burns. and poisoning.
When using this pump unit for pumping fuels, observe the following precautions to prevent bodily Injury.
Never use fuel to wash the hands.
Avoid getting fuel on the skin, wash fuel from the skin with soap and water as soon as possible.
If fuel gets into the eyes or mouth, flush thoroughly with water (avoid swallowing) and get medical aid
If fuel gets on clothing, remove clothing promptly but carefully, wash the skin, and replace clothes with
Wear leather gloves and all-leather. rubber-soled boots for splash protection.
Never use liquid fuels as cleaning fluids for floors, equipment. clothing. etc
Corrosion Hazard Precautions Petroleum-based fuels and their vapors are corrosive to some materials. Some
equipment coatings and materials can be damaged by contact or Immersion In a petroleum-based fuel. When
using this pumping assembly for pumping fuels, observe the following precautions to prevent corrosion
damage to equipment.
Do not allow fuel spills or splashes to stand on painted surfaces.
Nonmetallic parts fabricated from rubber, plastic, fabric, and from organic materials may be damaged by
prolonged contact or Immersion in petroleum-based fuel. Never allow fuel spills or splashes to stand on
or cover components made of these materials.
This pumping assembly is painted with Chemical Agent Restive Coating (CARC) CARC gives off toxic
fumes when subjected to extreme heat