PUMPS FOR PETROL - BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU BUY

PUMPS FOR PETROL - BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU BUY

We notice in the market place there is a lot of vendors joining this space without any knowledge of the safety requirements and standards applicable.

Take care and make inquiry before you buy is our recommendation.... if it's cheap there is a reason for it. Most likely non- compliant, possibly dangerous and of course worse than all in the event of an incident you may be liable - and as we know Insurance companies don't go around trying to pay out claims unless they have to.

Above all remember that transferring petrol either by pumping or pouring it is hazardous and requires rigorous safety procedures to be followed. A static spark can ignite petrol very easily - especially if the conditions like ambient temperature or humidity are ideal. Remember you can never be too careful when dealing with flammables - never take a risk or short cut.

Many cheap copy products are out there and they do not have approvals for Australia. ATEX and UL alone even don't give you the required approvals for Australia.

Contact Equipco for advice on our SAA approved range of Pumps for petrol and use in hazardous locations. Available as Handpumps, air-operated, 12 volt or in 240-volt models.

If you are installing a diesel pump and a petrol pump together in the same location you possibly require both pumps to have hazardous approvals and be SAA rated.

To get final sign off approval for this requires a hazardous approved electrical inspector but guidance can be found from your local government regulator.

The following QLD Government site may be useful for this.

Disclaimer : Contact your local fuel supplier, safety officer, and government regulator for full advice and safety procedures. What we have produced is by no means a comprehensive review of what is required and is only here as useful information. E&OE.