Important warnings and safeguards – Gasboy 70 Series User Manual

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MDE-4423B Series 70 and 1800 Consumer Elect Pumps Installation/Operation/Parts

July 2005



Gasoline and petroleum products are flammable. To avoid injury or death to persons or damage to equipment or property, follow these
listed warnings and other warnings and precautions outlined in this manual when installing, using, or working around this equipment.
Check with Gasboy Technical Services for compatibility of liquids with pump materials.


All products must be installed by a qualified
installer and used in conformance with all
building, fire, and environmental codes and
other safety requirements applicable to its
installation and use, including, but not
limited to, NFPA 30, NFPA 30A, NFPA
395 & NFPA 70. A qualified installer is
familiar with fuel systems installations under
the above stated building, fire, and
environmental codes and other safety
requirements for the particular type of

This product is only part of a fuel dispensing
system and additional equipment and
accessories, such as, but not limited to,
breakaway connectors, shear valves,
pressure regulators, flow limiters, and other
safety devices may be necessary to meet the
applicable codes.

For maximum safety, we recommend that all
employees be trained as to the location and
procedure for turning off power to the entire
system. Instructions regarding proper
operation of the equipment along with the
appropriate safety warnings should be
posted in plain view at the fuel island.

Before performing service or maintenance
(including changing of fuel filters or
strainers) or in the event of a fuel spill, turn
off and lock out all power to the system. In
battery-powered pumps, disconnect power
source. In submersible pump applications,
turn off and lock out power at the master
panel and close any impact valves to the
submersible pump and any other dispensers
which use that submersible pump. AC
power can feed back into a shut-off
dispenser when dispensers share a common
submersible pump or starter relay. Also
block islands so no vehicles can pull up to
the dispenser when performing maintenance
on the dispenser.

DO NOT use Teflon tape for any pipe
threads in the product.

DO NOT use consumer pumps for pumping
fuel or additives into aircraft.

DO NOT use commercial pumps for direct
fueling of aircraft without filters and
separators necessary to ensure product

DO NOT use where sanitary design is
required (for food products for human
consumption) or with water-based liquids.

DO NOT smoke near the pump or when
using the pump.

DO NOT use near open flame or electrical
equipment which may ignite fumes.

DO NOT permit the dispensing of gasoline
or other petroleum products into a vehicle
with its motor running.

DO NOT permit the dispensing of gasoline
or other petroleum products into
unapproved containers or into approved
containers in or on vehicles including
trucks. All containers must be filled on the
ground to prevent static discharge. Always
use Approved and Listed hoses and nozzles
with electric pumps and dispensers.

DO NOT block open the nozzle in any
manner. Nozzles shall conform to UL and
NFPA code requirements for attended or
unattended service.

DO ensure that the pump is equipped with
proper filters based on the product being
dispensed and its intended use.

DO wear safety goggles and protective
clothes when dispensing any liquid which
may be potentially harmful or hazardous.

DO keep all parts of body and loose
clothing clear of belts, pulleys, and other
exposed moving parts at all times.

DO require washing and changing of clothes
if fuel is spilled on a person or his/her
clothing. Keep away from open flames,
sparks, or people smoking.

DO provide a receptacle for catching
product from pump/meter when servicing.

DO clean up product spills on the driveway.
Turn off and lock out all power prior to

DO ensure pump is properly grounded.

DO ensure hose is compatible with fluid
being dispensed.

DO inspect hose, nozzle, and pump on a
regular basis for wear, damage, or other
conditions which may create a safety or
environmental hazard.

DO make sure all pipe threads are properly
cut and the inside reamed to remove burrs.
Use UL classified gasoline-resisting
compound on all joints of gasoline handling
piping. Sealing compound must also be
resistant to Gasohol (Ethanol and
Methanol). Use gasoline-resistant pipe
compound on male threads only; pipe
compound used on female threads can be
squeezed into the supply line where it can
enter the product stream and become
lodged in the pump or meter.

DO ensure that junction box covers are in
place and properly tightened. Mating
surfaces between the box and cover must be
free of dirt, nicks, and scratches. Properly
plug all unused entries into the junction box.

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