When consumers visit a gas station to get E-85 fuel, gasoline, diesel or another petroleum product, they expect to get the quantity and purity they pay for. They also expect that the payment systems will be secure and free of tampering. Routine NYC oil and gas inspection services help ensure the peace of mind, financial protection and trust of consumers.
Accuracy of Pumps
Pumps also need to be inspected in order to ensure that the volume pumped is accurate. Consumer protection agencies and the state department of weights and measures typically conduct screenings for this during their inspections, but it is also a good idea for station owners to arrange for private or independent accuracy checks. Making sure that the pumps are accurate benefits both the station owner and the consumer. The margin of error on pumping accuracy is small. Prompt repairs should be made if a discrepancy exists.
Purity of the Product
It is critical to the functioning of a vehicle’s engine that the gasoline, diesel, E-85 or other fuel be of the correct composition and purity. If the fuel has a higher than expected amount of contaminants, it could damage engines and lead to serious consequences for the vehicles’ owners. An impure fuel product could also damage the storage tanks and pumping equipment. During routine inspections, samples are taken in order to test the composition and purity of the different types of fuel. If a purity problem is discovered, the source can be traced.
Protection Against Skimming Devices
Gas stations typically have credit card ports for handling credit and debit payments. Thieves may install skimmers onto the ports in order to collect the customer’s PIN and payment information. Routine inspection of the pumps and gas station allows for detection and prompt removal of the skimming devices.