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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Tanker Safety

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Mine Type: All Mines
Category: Maintenance, Material Handling, General Safety


Tanker Safety Diesel fuel flow from a fuel truck's pump to a mine fuel tank can become blocked if the inlet valve is in a closed position, or if the inner liner of the discharge hose separates. These situations can create higher than normal pressures and high diesel fuel temperature, which can cause the fuel discharge hose to slip off the fitting. In order to minimize these hazards, before offloading begins:

During Pumping:



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Issued: 06/30/2005
Tag # AP2005-M90944