The Clampetts hit liquid gold

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The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by CherokeeUST » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:31 am

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by romfolmar » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:28 pm

What? No break away, no shear valve?

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by dieselengine9 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:03 am

romfolmar wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:28 pm
What? No break away, no shear valve?
Theeeziz fur'ners Uncle Jed.

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by rmurray » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:58 am

I wonder how far they dragged the flaming dispenser down the road.

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by CherokeeUST » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:29 am

rmurray wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:58 am
I wonder how far they dragged the flaming dispenser down the road.
The Attendant was still hanging on the back of the car last we saw him.
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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by dctech » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:21 pm

So what’s the lesson for today kids?

Anchor your shear valves to the pit box

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by rmurray » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:31 am

dctech wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:21 pm
So what’s the lesson for today kids?

Anchor your shear valves to the pit box
I think the lesson from that one was actually install shear valves.

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by CherokeeUST » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:32 am

What is your opinion on double poppetted shear valves?

Recommend them or sales gimmick?
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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by stuppid » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:47 am

I like double poppets. I think when they work they help to keep the spill to a minimum. Less fuel means less chance for fire. Things like this video are why I wont let my people work on any station that does not have the shear valves mounted properly. We see it too often that the stabilizer bars are removed either for secondary containment repairs, flexible piping replacement, or dispenser replacement. Shear valves mounted at the wrong elevation are just as bad. Even if the breakaway is working right we find dispensers all the time that are not bolted down after secondary containment repairs. Equally bad is removing the pipe braces in a new dispenser during a dispenser replacement.

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Re: The Clampetts hit liquid gold

Post by fogle622 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:25 pm

I'm a big believer in double poppet shear valves. If they've saved even one life then they're worth the cost differential. It's surprising to me how many fire marshals and site inspectors don't raise a fuss when they're not installed. I hope the inspection enforcement situation has improved.
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