The misfuelling prevention device

Fuel station shells out more service to customers

When I was a youngster, my father would drive to the local fuel station for petrol or diesel – depending on which vehicle he was driving – and a fuel pump attendant would come to the car and pump in however much fuel was wanted and give the car a quick check over. This was friendly service and also helped my father on his way, except he would stop for a chat and so end up late getting to wherever he was driving. He was unhappy when fuel stations changed and the attendant faded into the pages of motoring history.

Today, however, I was able to cheer him up with the news that one fuel company is putting customer service back into service stations. The company is hiring a number of attendants for several of its fuel stations who will once again fill up petrol and diesel vehicles and check vehicles if the drivers want. Visit http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2150612/Shell-hire-300-petrol-pump-attendants.html?ito=feeds-newsxml for more information.

It is to be hoped that the attendants will be so familiar with the fuel pumps that they will not mix up petrol and diesel and therefore ensure that no misfuels – petrol in diesel tank – occur.  However, what about motorists who visit other fuel stations?

Misfuelling prevention device - no petrol in diesel

Diesel Head Misfuelling Prevention Device.

The simplest way to avoid misfuelling is to fit a gadget designed to stop drivers from pumping petrol in diesel cars. The Diesel Head Misfuelling Prevention Device is one such gadget, designed and engineered by Lee Steadman https://www.dieselhead.co.uk/best-of-british/an-interview-with-lee-steadman/ who based his invention on the principle that the diameter of a diesel fuel nozzle is wider than that of a petrol nozzle.

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