There will come a time when you will ask yourself what to do when your gas station pump has broken. We can never deny that we will do whatever and everything we can in order to fix it before we get that phone and call for help. It is truly essential that the pump is in good working condition. However, when it falls into disrepair, we should definitely initiate methods of repair. Here are some of the methods, as told by Darryl James1, in order to keep your gasoline station up and running without the pump problem ruining it.
- Identify the component of the pump in disrepair and shut off the fuel. Gas station pumps are an assembly of small parts, each of which can cause other parts or even the entire pump assembly to fail. Once the malfunctioning part is identified, the repair can begin.
- Replace a malfunctioning nozzle by removing the entire nozzle assembly from the end hose of the gas station pump. If the lever on the nozzle is in disrepair, replace it and the repaired or new nozzle assembly back on the hose.
- Detach the nozzle from the end hose, then detach the hose from the gas station pump using vice grips and/or an open-end wrench. Repair the hose if possible to do so safely without the risk of fuel leakage; otherwise, replace the hose with a new hose, connecting to the gas station pump and the nozzle assembly.
- Replace sensors related to stopping the pump when the vehicle is full. The handle of the nozzle allows the fuel to flow into the vehicle, but when the vehicle is full, sensors signal the gas station pump to stop the flow. If the sensor is malfunctioning, the flow of fuel may be uninterrupted properly, possibly leading to a spill.
- Clear and clean the drainage canals in the gas station pump area so that any fuel spillage can safely drain away, preventing possible fires from pooled gas and negligent humans. Sweep and/or flush away dirt, sand and other debris that may be blocking the fuel drainage canals. Fill any cracks in the drainage canals with asphalt repair materials so that no spilled fuel pools unseen on the ground surface.
- Replace malfunctioning valves on the gas station pump to allow the fuel to flow freely. This step should only be conducted if you have the proper training; otherwise, a trained professional should analyze the valves and make any necessary repairs.
Ideally, we want to keep our gasoline station in the safest condition as possible keeping all the gas station parts including the pump working efficiently and effectively. Neobros Venture Corp. can help you achieve this state of effectivity and efficiently as they provide world-class pumps and dispensers. Moreover, replacing parts of your gasoline station pump has been made accessible by Neobros as they also provide parts and services that can surely upgrade and maintain your gas station business.
1James, D. (n.d.). How to Repair a Gas Station Pump. Retrieved November 16, 2017, from https://itstillruns.com/repair-gas-station-pump-12003538.html