Fuel thieves frequent vehicle yards, so make it as difficult as possible for them to break in unnoticed. Your yard will be significantly more visible from the road and less appealing to burglars with secure fencing and strong lights. If theft does occur, CCTV security cameras can serve as a deterrent as well as an effective tool for catching offenders.
How do you prevent fuel syphoning?
- Diesel taxis, garages, diesel depots, and other diesel-related businesses “Small” transportation companies are interested in your diesel.
- Drivers are resourceful, and they perceive diesel theft as a threat “They use electric pumps, drills, pop rivets, filling points, and other tools to supplement their income, and they use electric pumps, drills, pop rivets, and other tools in their quest to siphon gasoline.
- Diesel theft accounts for 15-20% of all diesel sold in South Africa, meaning that it is redistributed.
- Fuel records are accurate to within 48 hours. Detailed ground records, precise kilometer readings, and diligent manual or computer follow-up on deviations will still result in fuel loss due to factors and driver inventiveness.
- Although the client pays for the fuel, you still lose money because it is based on a formula.
- Benzine or oil-Parrafin blends, or volume top-ups of stolen fuel with water dilution and surfactants
This is what you can do to mitigate the impact of rising oil prices and other commodity price increases:
How do you check for fuel theft?
Direct fuel theft is detected by comparing the amount of fuel actually dispensed into the fuel tank to the amount of fuel allegedly dispensed into the fuel tank over time, whereas fraudulent fuel theft is detected by comparing the amount of fuel actually dispensed into the fuel tank and the amount of fuel allegedly dispensed into the fuel tank.
What is an example of pilferage?
Petty thievery, often known as pilferage or pilfering, is the act of stealing low-value products in tiny quantities. Pilferage can also mean: Theft of a portion of a package’s contents is known as package pilferage. Pilferage (animal behavior) occurs when one animal steals food from the larder of another.
Method 1: Park on a Slope
If the car has an anti-siphon screen but no rollover valve, this easy approach will probably siphon the majority of the gas. Because the anti-siphon screen is normally situated relatively far down the fuel filler pipe’s neck, it functions.
Simply position the vehicle on a steep incline with the filler facing downhill.
Some of the gasoline will be reachable by your siphon hose, allowing you to siphon it out.
Method 2: Break the anti-siphon screen
In an automobile, the anti-siphon screen can be broken through. I don’t recommend it because if any portion of the screen falls into the tank, it could block the fuel outflow.
To pierce the anti-siphon screen, you’ll need something long and pointy.
The issue is that metal-on-metal contact can result in a spark.
And a single spark may start a big conflagration!
Copper is an excellent solution.
Copper has a strong conductivity and so does not produce sparks.
Copper wire by itself is unlikely to be strong enough to pierce the screen.
Making a copper ring and soldering it to a copper pipe is one option.
The pipe is then fed into the fuel filler tank, and the screen is broken with the ring at the end.
You’ll be able to steal gas after destroying the anti-siphon screen if the car only has one.
However, if it also has a rollover valve, you’ll have to bypass it as well (see method 3).
Method 3: Bypass the rollover valve
Rollover valves on automobiles only allow gas to enter the tank in one direction. The most common types of rollover valves are ball and butterfly valves.
With the correct tools, you can theoretically circumvent the rollover valve. However, in practice, this is extremely difficult and time-consuming. If your automobile has a rollover valve, I recommend skipping this procedure and moving on to #4 or #5.
- You’ll need roughly 8 feet of 1/4-inch plastic hose for this project. It should be stiff but not rigid.
- Use a twisting and pushing action to activate the rollover valve. The hose should now be able to pass through the valve and into the gasoline tank.
- Because the line is so thin, siphoning a gallon of petrol will take around 5 minutes of active squeezing.
This procedure is far more difficult than it appears, especially because there’s no way to tell if the hose is truly passing through the valve.
If you’re serious about trying it, I recommend purchasing a spare rollover valve and putting it to the test.
You’ll be able to see what you’re doing and figure out how to insert the hose into the valve with the appropriate movements.
Method 4: Disconnect fuel line and drain fuel
You can reach the fuel from the other side of the tank instead of attempting to bypass the anti-siphon screen and/or valve. To do so, follow these steps:
- Remove the fuel line from the system. This may necessitate the use of a specialized tool (like this). You can create your own gasoline disconnect gadget. Check out this video.
- Attach a hose to the gasoline line’s termination. Place the hose’s opposite end into your canister.
- Start the automobile. The gas will flow out of the tank and into the canister as a result of the fuel pump. To keep the gas flowing, you’ll have to continuously turning the automobile on and off.
- If you can’t start the car, jump the fuel pump relay terminals instead. If you have a jumper, you can accomplish this when the engine is turned off. I haven’t done it, but according to one source, you can jump the fuel pump on a Toyota by putting a paperclip on the test plug in the engine.
Method 5: Use fuel pressure tester with bypass valve
To bypass the anti-siphon valve, use the fuel tank Schrader valve. For pressure testing, the gasoline Schrader valve is employed. However, because not many cars have fuel line Schrader valves, this may not be an option.
You’ll need a fuel pressure test kit with a bypass valve if there’s a Schrader valve (like this one).
Connect everything, place the bypass valve hose in a canister, start the car, and then turn on the bypass valve. Fuel will be pumped into the canister.
For this strategy to work, you must be able to start the car. This is only an option for siphoning petrol from your own vehicle unless you also know how to kickstart a modern car.
Method 6: Drill a hole in gas tank
You can only extract gas out of an automobile by drilling a hole in the tank as a last option. Gas will flow into a canister if it is placed beneath the hole.
Aside from the fact that this will ruin the gasoline tank, drilling into metal fuel tanks poses a significant fire danger.
Metal-on-metal contact will produce sparks, which will ignite the gas in the tank.
Do this only on cars with polymeric (plastic) gas tanks.
How do thieves steal fuel?
Fuel can be stolen in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, some methods are incredibly simple and straightforward to implement. Syphons, either manually operated or automatically operated, decant petroleum into portable containers that may be placed into a criminal vehicle or transported off-site by hand. Fuel has been pumped directly into tanks installed on cars in more complex illicit operations, allowing for bigger amounts of fuel to be raised more quickly.
Can people steal fuel?
People can use special machines to remove gasoline from fuel tanks or siphon fuel from them. Fuel theft in the United States of America has been estimated to be worth $2.1 billion each year.