Environment and Safety
Your Safety - our environment!
Petrol and diesel are and will always be fuels. When can however make a difference when it comes to handling fuel on a proper manner. Did you know that an “improper” petrol container will release – through evarutation and spilling – as much vapours as two cars per year(according to a U.S. study). Conservative estimatives shows that in Sweden there are about 4 million cans in use, so it can mean a lot!
If you compare our can with other ones based on SP’s test results, if all the cans had the same quality level as a Never Stop can, it weould mean a saving of about 870 000 kg hydrocarbon per year, or the same emissions as 43000 cars during one year.
Our goal is to lead the development in Europe in the manufacture of environmentally friendly petrol cans. It is important that the cans are made of approved materials, appropriated plastic with high density and thickness, and that they are well equipped with the right gasket and spout. Our fuel containers already have minimal emissions, but we want to go one step further. Therefore, we have launched a new spout that is spill proof. We want to increase customer awareness in this area. We (the consumer) can actually affect the environment more than we think through right choices and management!
Highest safety standards!
Fuel is dangerous! Incorrect storage and handling can have devastating consequences. It is thus extremely important that such products are made to the highest safety standards. Our fuel containers in plastic are manufactured with high density polyethylene. An important detail is that both caps and spouts are fitted with petrol resistant rubber gasket, a rather unusual praxis in some markets.. It minimizes the gasoline vapours released by the can. The cans are certified with the highest standards.
Our steel cans have the lowest emission of hydrocarbons, known as the Classic Can it offers a ten-year material warranty. These cans are the safest and most environmentally friendly option within our range.
We offer a manualfuel pump as an accessory to the 20 L cans for both plastic and metal. It means that you do not have to lift a heavy can, which often results in spillage and back pain. Our new refill spout, made for our 5, 10 and 20 liter plastic cans,named “AutoStop” ensures non-drip and safe refills.
Advice on fuel containers
Did you know that...
- According to the American authorities a lightweight platic can, could release approximately 4 kg hydrocarbons per year through spills and permeation.
- Compared to a car, such can emits twice as much hydrocarbons per year.
- A rough estimation means that there are between 2-3 million petrol cans in use in Sweden. A rough estimation means that there are about 3 million petrol cans in use in Sweden. Using a suitable container like Never Stop would mean avoiding emissions of at least 870 000 kg of hydrocarbons per year (based on SP’s test in October 2012 ) . Putting into perspective this would be what about 43,000 cars emits in hydrocarbon every year.
- According to the U.S. authorities approximately 10 percent of the fuel in an unfit petrol can is spilled during use and handling. It results in about 40 million people in the U.S. alone using groundwater that somehow has been contaminated by gasoline.
- Only from spill, it is estimated that about 840 000 kg hydrocarbon is released per year, in Sweden alone.
Advice on handling petrol
- Use only fuel cans approved by an independent testing institute accredited by the EU.
- Respect the capacity established by the manufacturer! Do not overfill! Fuel needs room to expand inside the container.
- Use the correct spout, preferably an overfilling proof on such as AutoStop to prevent spills and splashes while refuelling lawn mowers, boats, scooters and other equipment.
- Refuel in area of good ventilation.
- Always store the can upright.
- Replace the plastic container after 5 years and revise metal containers regularly.
Rules regarding plastic fuel cans
- Do not overfill the container! Fuel expands and clam up under normal weather conditions and therefore it required more space inside the container.
- Be careful not to spill or overfill when refuelling, as fuel may contaminate groundwater.
- Make sure the lid is securely tightened.
- Never store the can in direct sunlight – ultraviolet radiation breaks down plastic molecules increasing emission of fire hazardous fumes.
- Keep the can in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area at ground level.
- Be aware of light weight cans that have an approval for below for less than 2,5 bar pressure (250KPa), since walls are too thin and will let through fuel and hazardous gases.
- A fuel can that is stored inside a car should withstand 2.5 bar (250 kPa ) overpressure . If the car is parked in the sun and the fuel expands, if the container is too light, the can is in risk of breaking.
- Replace the plastic container after 5 years of use because plastic gets old! This is recommended by the United Nations.
- Metal cans lasts much longer than plastic.
Rules and tips for Jerrycans of metal sheet
- The container must not be overfilled!
- Make sure the lid is closed tightly.
- Do not store the can with refill spout screwed on.
- Be careful not to spill and overfill when refuelling, as this is harmful to the environment and health.
- The container is well suited as a spare can in the car, since it has minimal emissions.
- Recommended usage is about 10 years.
Fill with care!
- Use a spout with oil and petrol resistant rubber gasket!
- Preferably use an overfilling proof spout such as AutoStop that prevents spills, overflow and splash when refuelling.
- When refuelling from 20L plastic or metal cans – use a fuel pump!
- Refuel on a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt rather than soil or water.
- Refuel outdoors or in a very well ventilated area to disperse the vapours.
- Refuel snowmobiles and other gasoline-powered engines on land and not on frozen lakes and ponds.
Clean up spills promptly and accurately
- If spillage occurs use kitty litter, sawdust or a towel to soak up the petrol. Throw everything at a recycling centre.
- Avoid spilling on the ground, especially near wells.
- Never pour petrol or any other fuel down the drain, into water, in nature or in the trash!
- Old petrol must be disposed at a recycling centre.
- Always store fuel in a fuel can which is approved by an independent testing institute accredited by the EU.
- Try to avoid storing a fuel can with petrol in the trunk of the car during longer periods of time.
- Replace plastic cans after 5 years.
- Replace sheet metal cans after 10 years.
Checklist for car and boat
Review your car and boat accessories before each season!
Seasonal Related tips:
Good to have in the carn for winter: a suitable reserve fuel can, booster cables (jump starters), refill spout for washer fluid, flashlight, warning triangle, reflective vest, tow rope and emergency snowshovel.
Good to have in the boat during the summer: a suitable reserve fuelcan (if it is filled with fuel, check it often and make sure that it is not exposed to sun and heat), use the fuel pump when the 20L can is used to refuel the boat, booster cables, collapsible water can and flashlight .
- Do not leave fuel cans lying on the boat for a longer period of time, especially during the warmer summer periods or during winter.
- Do not overfill the can, especially important during the summer months, when fuel expands more due to intense heat.
- Store the can upright and never in direct sunlight!
- Check if the cap is attached properly and tightened!
How to use booster cables
Suddenly it happens. The battery has died and the car will not start. It may be because it is too cold or you forgot the lights or radio on in the car. Whatever the reason, it is a problem that can be easily solved with the help of a pair of booster cables – we recommend that you always have a pair of Tüv/GS approved cables with you in the car.
- Place the booster vehicle as close as possible to the car with the dead battery, the cables must reach the battery, but the cars can’t touch each other.
- Start the car with the strong battery. It is important that the car is running when you connect the booster cables. The weak battery might otherwise drain the working battery.
- First connect the red cable to the fully loaded positive battery pole . The other end connects to the weak battery positive pole.
- Then connect the black cable to the loaded battery. The other end of the black cable connects to an unpainted metal surface (grounded part) of the engine in the weak battery car, as far from the battery as possible (alternatively it can be connected to the negative pole).
- Leave the car running for a few minutes. After a while, try to start the car with the weak battery.
- Once the car has started, disconnect the cables in the reverse order. Start with the black wire on the weak battery and then the black from the strong battery. Then the red wire from the weak battery and finally the red from the strong battery.
It is normal that there may be sparks when you remove the cables .