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Main Title Volumetric leak detection in large underground storage tanks. Appendices A through E / volume II. :
Author Starr, James W. ; Wise, R. F. ; Maresca, J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wise, Richard F.
Maresca, J. W.
CORP Author Vista Research, Inc., Mountain View, CA. ;CDM Federal Programs Corp., Fairfax, VA.;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 1991
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/004b; EPA-68-03-3409; EPA/600/2-91/044B
Stock Number PB92-114974
Subjects Underground storage--Safety measures ; Storage tanks--Safety measures ; Chemicals--Storage--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Leakage ; Volumetric analysis ; Land pollution abatement ; Performance standards ; Pollution regulations ; Crude oil ; Materials tests ; Standards compliance ; Temperature ; Petroleum products
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-114974 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 94 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The program of experiments conducted at Griffiss Air Force Base was devised to expand the understanding of large underground storage tank behavior as it impacts the performance of volumetric leak detection testing. The report addresses three important questions about testing the larger underground storage tanks for leaks. First, can the EPA regulatory standards be met when volumetric methods are used to test tanks up to 190,000 L (50,000 gal) in capacity. Second, what is the precision required of the temperature and level sensors and what is the minimum duration of the data collection period in order for a volumetric system to accurately test larger tanks, particularly those that are partially filled. Third, what are the important features of a volumetric system that meets or exceeds the regulatory performance standards. The document presents the results of experiments conducted on 190,000-L (50,000-gal) underground storage tanks (USTs) to determine how to test large tanks for leaks with volumetric leak detection systems. The work reported in the document has applications to the UST release detection technical standards in CFR 280 Subpart D.
"August 1991." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA contract no.: 68-03-3409." Microfiche.