EPA Science Inventory

VOLUMETRIC TANK TESTING: AN OVERVIEW

Citation:

U.S. EPA. VOLUMETRIC TANK TESTING: AN OVERVIEW. EPA/625/9-89/009 (NTIS PB89205983), 1989.

Description:

This report summarizes the technical findings of an EPA study on volumetric tank testing. The results of this study, which evaluated the viability of volumetric tank tests as a means of detecting leaks in underground storage tanks, are described. Also, the accuracy requirements specified in the EPA regulations concerning the testing of underground storage tanks for leaks are explained. This document presents information that will aid the user in selecting a volumetric tank test method that meets the above regulations. It was determined from this study that volumetric tank tests are a viable means of monitoring underground storage tanks for leaks and that the concept of volumetric tank testing is intrinsically sound, as are most of the physical devices used in testing. The conclusions drawn from the study indicate that volumetric testing can meet regulatory standards and is an important tool in minimizing the effect of leaks from underground storage tanks. EPA/600/J-78/166

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VOLUMETRIC TANK TESTING: AN OVERVIEW

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER)
Start Date: 12/31/1989
Completion Date: 12/31/1989
Record Last Revised: 10/30/2008
Record Created: 05/24/2002
Record Released: 05/24/2002
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 43804

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY