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Main Title Review of Effectiveness of Static Tank Testing.
Author Flora, J. D. ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Falls Church, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1 Apr 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/510/K-92/810;
Stock Number PB97-126890
Additional Subjects Waste oils ; Storage tanks ; Leak detection ; Static tests ; Estimating ; Leakage ; Statistical analysis ; Standard error ; Standard deviation ; Error analysis ; Confidence limits ; Underground storage ;
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NTIS  PB97-126890 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper deals with two issues. It first estimates the standard deviation of a stick reading and ten uses that value in calculating an average error associated with a static tank test under a variety of scenarios. The error in the measured leak rate that results from the sticking error is computed for two tank sizes (500 and 1000 gallons (gal.)) under a variety of filling conditions and assuming a variety of forms of the static tank test. The paper then recommends a particular form of the static tank test based on consideration of the error in the estimated leak rate and the practicalities of the test.