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Preparing Drip Torch Fuel

Personnel Required

Equipment required

  • Approved fuel containers
    • Appropriately labelled container of unleaded fuel,
    • Appropriately labelled container of diesel fuel,
    • Appropriately labelled container for firelighter fuel,
  • Measuring container, fuel funnel.
  • Personal protective clothing

  • Gather the equipment required and assemble in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors, clear of any form of ignition.
  • Ensure that all containers are correctly labelled and that the contents are as indicated on the label.
  • Determine the quantity to be mixed to avoid wastage of the final product.
  • Measure three parts diesel (Picture 2) into the measuring container, based on the predetermined final volume to be mixed and decant into the drip torch fuel container.

 

 

 

  • Measure one part unleaded fuel (Picture 3) into the measuring container, based on the predetermined final volume to be mixed and decant into the drip torch fuel container
  • Ensure that the mixing ratio is rigidly adhered to until the appropriate volume of drip torch fuel has been mixed
  • Drip torches should be re-filled from the pre-mixed drip torch fuel container only, to ensure that mixing ratios are maintained (Picture 4).
  • Seal all containers and re-stow.