Thtguy Drift is using this “next level” refueling system from Staubli
Staubli SAF 45
It is approved by FIA, and in some Motorsport codes has become a requirement. Its about improving safety during refuel in Pit Stops.
Used by F1 these systems have made pit refueling extremely safe. With an extra high flow rate, the SAF refueling system can fill a tank very quickly and minimize pit stops. Safety is guaranteed by a connection design that prevents any fuel release until the socket is fully connected to the plug. As an added safety feature, the SAF is also equipped with an FIA-approved dead man’s switch. Designed to be as light as possible, the SAF system is also very easy to handle.
The Staubli SAF 45 is a combination of the high-tech transfer nozzle, with a small volume bottle system. It means the device can be bought to the vehicle quickly and easily – and with such a fast transfer rate, with guaranteed non spill, the device brings the ultimate in Pit Refueling Safety on the planet.
If you want to see it in action, follow me as I compete in the 2022 D1NZ Pro Sport season, where we will be using the Staubli SAF 45 refuel system.
The SAF 45 coupling has a flow rate which complies with FIA regulations. The coaxial design enables safe and efficient refueling during pit stops, this is due to single fuel and vent hose.
Safe and Secure Connection
The patented safety system prevents any fuel from being released until the socket has fully connected with the plug. Once this connection has been made, the valve will open and allow fuel to flow until the operation releases the levers. To secure the connection between the socket and the plug, push and hold down the two levers.
The clean-break, non-spill design prevent any spillage on connection and disconnection of the nozzle.
The operators safety is of high priority. Users can have full confidence in the electrical conductivity between all components of the refueling line.
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