Container – Fuel/Oil, 2 Compartment, with CARB* Compliant Nozzles
Storage and Shelf Life Checks:
Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria
- Inspect for fuel or oil in container. If any, dispose of fuel and oil properly.
- Inspect for leaks or separation along seams. Dispose of container if any are present.
- Inspect inside of container for any foreign matter that cannot be removed or identified. Dispose of container if this has occurred
- Inspect container for proper fuel geyser labeling.
- Inspect all threads, moving parts, locking mechanism, auto-shut valve or spring mechanism on both (2) nozzles for serviceability. If nozzle does not spring to closed position when not pouring, dispose of.
- Certain nozzles are supplied with a dust cap. The dust cap does not have to be present for the container to be “ready for issue”. Ensure there is a gasket present on the lip of the nozzle and it is not damaged. The gasket and auto-shut valve in the nozzle actually seals the container.
- Return to stock if item does not show any signs of use and passes visual inspection.
- Refurbish if item has been used and/or damage is repairable.
- Drain all existing fuel or oil.
- Wash container inside and out with mild detergent with brush/scouring pad or power wash.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Use rag and air hose or other means to dry the container interior.
- Turn upside down with lids off or open and let air dry.
- Replace nozzle gaskets if stiff, damaged or missing.
- Assemble both nozzles to unit to ensure nozzle-collar threads fit.
- Replace nozzles as needed with nozzles that automatically spring to closed position (CARB compliant style).
- Replace fuel geyser label if missing. Best adhesion is occurring by wiping the plastic surface with isopropyl alcohol drying completely before placing the sticker. Light use of a heat gun accompanied by firm rubbing of the sticker improves adhesion.
C. Testing for Performance
- Local cache option.
- A source of CARB compliant nozzles: (there may be others)
California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (CARB)
* CARB compliant nozzle has:
- An auto-stop, self-venting nozzle that stops the flow of fuel when the target tank is full.
- A single opening for filling and pouring. No separate vents or openings.
- A treated container body for very low permeation.
- Automatic closure. Nozzle automatically springs to the closure position when not pouring.
- Cache memo 17-2
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