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Main Title Volumetric leak detection in large underground storage tanks. volume I /
Author Starr, James W. ; Wise, R. F. ; Maresca, J. W.
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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/600/2-91/044A; EPA-68-03-3409
Stock Number PB92-114966
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
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NTIS  PB92-114966 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 86 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A set of experiments was conducted to determine whether volumetric leak detection system presently used to test underground storage tanks (USTs) up to 38,000 L (10,000 gal) in capacity could meet EPA's regulatory standards for tank tightness and automatic tank gauging systems when used to test tanks up to 190,000 L (50,000 gal) in capacity. The experiments, conducted on two partially filled 190,000-L (50,000-gal) USTs at Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York during late August 1990, showed that a system's performance in large tanks depends primarily on the accuracy of the temperature compensation, which is inversely proportional to the volume of product in the tank. Errors in temperature compensation that were negligible in tests in small tanks were important in large tanks. The experiments further suggest that a multiple-test strategy is also required.
"August 1991." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA contract no.: 68-03-3409." Microfiche.