Electric fuel pump shut offs

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May 20, 2017
Electric fuel pump shut offs

How many sanctioning bodies have rules that require the electric fuel pump to be shut off in case the race vehicle no longer has oil pressure- no matter the reason?  It appears that several larger fires recently were fed by fuel provided by an electric fuel pump after engines had stopped/oil pressure ceased.

Battery disconnect switches are ok- and not always effective. It is my opinion that oil pressure based control and redundant power cutoffs, combined with proper rule enforcement/inspections will reduce the fire hazard for both participants and safety personnel. 

What is your experience and opinions on this subject?

Keith Wyss, Ambassador

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