Meaning Behind The Colors

Meaning Behind The Colors

Wavian fuel cans come in five different colors, but it's not all just good looks. Fuel and oil cans are color coded to designate their contents. Read more to learn about each color.

RED || This is the most common color for fuel cans, as it is widely used for flammable liquids such as gasoline (American English) or petrol (British English). As we all know, gas is a colorless petroleum-derived flammable liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.

BLUE || Blue is often designated for kerosene. Kerosene is widely used to power jet engines of aircraft (jet fuel) and some rocket engines and is also commonly used as a cooking and lighting fuel, and for fire toys such as poi. In parts of Asia, kerosene is sometimes used as fuel for small outboard motors or even motorcycles

YELLOW || Yellow is the color reserved for diesel fuel containers. Diesel fuel, in general, is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.

GREEN || Straight green is often used for the storage of oils. However, in the case of our OD green fuel cans, the color is made to match the military green, or "olive drab" color found on military vehicles.

BLACK || This is a non-designated color made purely for aesthetic purposes. In all cases, please check your local laws and be sure to coordinate with other users of the fuel cans with their designations and contents.

OD Fuel Can

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