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Main Title Standard test procedures for evaluating leak detection methods : pipeline leak detection systems /
Author Maresca, Joseph W. ; Smedfjeld, R. M. ; Wise, R. F. ; Starr, J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Smedfjeld, Robert M.
Wise, Richard F.
Starr, James W.
Tafuri, Anthony N.
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 1990
Report Number EPA/600/2-90/050; EPA-68-03-3409
Stock Number PB91-106245
Subjects Pipelines--Safety measures ; Leak detectors--Testing ; Underground storage--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Petroleum pipelines ; Oil pollution ; Leakage ; Leak detectors ; Standards ; Water pollution abatement ; Leak testing ; Test methods ; Procedures
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-106245 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 171 pages ; 28 cm
The report presents a standard test procedure for evaluating the performance of leak detection systems for use in the pipelines associated with underground storage tanks. The test procedure is designed to evaluate these systems against the performance standards in EPA's underground storage tank regulations (40 CFR Part 280, Subpart D), which cover an hourly test, a monthly monitoring test, and a line tightness test. The test procedure can be used to evaluate any type of system that is attached to the pipeline and monitors or measures either flow rate or changes in pressure or product volume. The procedure can be used to evaluate a leak detection system that can relate the measured output quantity to leak rate (in terms of gallons per hour) and systems that use an automatic preset threshold switch. The test procedure can evaluate systems used to test pressurized pipelines or suction pipelines that are pressurized for the test. The test procedure offers five options for collecting the data required to calculate performance. The results of the evaluation are reported in a standard format on forms provided in the appendices of the report.
"Project officer, Anthony N. Tafuri." "July 1990." "EPA/600/2-90-050." Microfiche.