In a recent comment to our Gas Can Requirements article Macon suggests:
Perhaps a creative person could take the info in your article and produce a Table-like chart that portrays the differences, requirements, etc. whe it comes to small (5 gallons or less) fuel cans.
Well Macon, I might not be able to spell half the time but I just happen to be a creative person. So here is a chart showing the different fuel can requirement.
|CARB Requirement||DOT Requirement||OSHA Requirement|
|5 Gallons or Less||YES||YES|
|Flash arresting screen||YES||YES|
|Spring closing lid and spout cover||YES||YES||YES|
|Safely relieve internal pressure when subjected to fire exposure||YES||YES|
|An automatic shut-off stops the fuel flow before the target fuel tank overflows.||YES|
|Automatically closes and seals when removed from the target fuel tank and remains completely closed when not dispensing fuel.||YES|
|Has only one opening for both filling and pouring.||YES|
|Does not exceed a permeation rate of 0.4 grams per gallon per day||YES|
|Warranted for a period of not less than one year against defects in materials and workmanship||YES|
Well, I hope this is what Macon had in mind.
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