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Main Title Evaluation of volumetric leak detection methods for underground fuel storage tanks :
Author Roach, Robert D. ; Starr, J. W. ; Maresca, J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Starr, James W.
Maresca, Joseph.
Farlow, John S.
CORP Author Vista Research, Inc., Mountain View, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/2-88/068b; EPA-68-03-3409; EPA/600/2-88/068B
Stock Number PB89-124341
OCLC Number 19466048
Subjects Petroleum--Underground storage ; Hazardous wastes
Additional Subjects Fuel storage ; Underground storage ; Leakage ; Tests ; Gasoline ; Regulations ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Performance evaluation ; Public health ; Risk assessment ; US EPA
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ERAD  EPA 600/2-88-068b 2 PARTS Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2012
NTIS  PB89-124341 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings)
The report summarizes the results of a research program to evaluate the current performance of 25 commercially available volumetric test methods for the detection of small leaks in underground gasoline storage tanks. The leak rate measurable by these systems ranged from 0.26 to 6.97 L/h (0.07 to 1.84 gal/h), with a probability of detection of 95% and probability of false alarm of 5%. Only one of the methods achieved a performance better than 0.56 L/h, but five methods achieved a performance between 0.56 L/h and 0.95 L/h. The measured performance was considerably poorer than the often claimed 0.19 L/h (0.05 gal/h). The report can be of value in estimating the impact of system improvements, but any new claims of improved performance, to be completely credible must be supported, in most cases, by additional experimental and analytic evidence.
"Contractor no. 68-03-3409." "November 1988." "EPA/600/2-88/068b." "Project Officer, John S. Farlow."