Fuel Nozzles

Fuel Nozzle

A fuel nozzle is a device designed to control the amount of diesel being delivered at the nozzle end into a tank.

A wide range of nozzles that you can purchase on the site, that allows for different flow rate of fuel. Making the range of nozzles widely available no matter the size of pump you are looking to use.

There are two main types of fuel nozzle that we stock. These are automatic and manual.


What's the difference between an Automatic and a Manual nozzle?

Automatic fuel nozzle:

This nozzle is a more popular style due to it having a check valve that will cut off the flow of fuel when the vehicle or machine you are filling becomes full.

This means that you don't constantly need to pay attention to the filling of the tanks, like the manual nozzle counterparts.

Manual fuel nozzle:

This style of nozzle, doesn't have the cut-off feature and requires more attention to prevent spilling the fuel once the vehicle or machine is full.

Manual nozzles are a cheaper solution in comparison to auto nozzle and are more appealing in the agriculture & construction fields for their price.

Standard Automatic Nozzle

Standard Automatic Fuel Nozzle

Standard Manual Nozzle

Standard Manual Fuel Nozzle

How Important Is The Flow Rate?

Flow rate refers to the amount of diesel that is allowed to pass through the spout of the nozzle.

A typical forecourt nozzle is usually 50-56lpm (litres per minute) - this means that once you use the nozzle to dispense fuel into your car, it will fill the vehicle 56 litres every minute you are squeezing the trigger.

If you chose a larger pump for example a Piusi Panther 90 then having a nozzle such as the standard Piusi nozzle (auto 60/80), the nozzle will not be able to keep up with the flow rate of the pump. This in turn can cause damage to both the pump and nozzle.

It is always recommended to check your pump to see if it has an indication of the flow rate (Please see image below, of the label that will be present on most pumps, see how we have circled the flow rate to help you know what to look for).

To be safe if you are unsure, it is best to get a nozzle to allow for a higher flow rate than your pump will produce as this will be designed to easily handle lower flow rate. As the old saying goes 'It better to have and not need, than to need and not have'

If you are unsure of what flow rate your nozzle/pump requires, please give us a call or email and if you have a picture of the label of the pump that will help us more to assist your nozzle needs.

Pump Information Label

Piusi Pump Information Label