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UST Program - LG 113

UST Program - LG 113

Issue Date: July 2, 2001

Barton Instrument Systems, LLC

Barton 3500 ATG


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 95.3% and PFA = 4.7%.
Leak Threshold 0.1 gph. 
A tank system should not be declared tight if the test result indicates a loss or gain that equals or exceeds this threshold.
Applicability Gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel. 
Other liquids with known coefficients of expansion and density may be tested after consultation with the manufacturer.
Tank Capacity Maximum of 75,000 gallons. 
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full.
Waiting Time Minimum of 4 hours between delivery and testing. 
Minimum of 2 hours between dispensing and testing. 
There must be no delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 24 hours. 
Test data are acquired and recorded by system's computer. 
Leak rate is calculated from the average of subsets of all data collected. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
Temperature Measurement of product temperature is not required by this system.
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. 
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.509 inch. 
Minimum detectable change in water level is 0.225 inch.
Calibration Probe must be checked and, if necessary, calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
Comments Not evaluated using manifolded tank systems. Therefore, this certification is only applicable when there is a probe used in each tank and the siphon is broken during testing.
Tests only portion of tank containing product. 
As product level is lowered, leak rate in a leaking tank decreases (due to lower head pressure). 
Consistent testing at low levels could allow a leak to remain undetected. 
EPA leak detection regulations require testing of the portion of the tank system which routinely contains product.

California regulations require at least one test per month after routine product delivery or when the tank is filled to within 10% of the highest operating level of previous month.


Barton Instrument Systems, LLC

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

900 S. Turnbull Canyon Road

Tel:  (816) 443-2494

City of Industry, CA  91745

Date of Evaluation:  03/15/00

Tel:  (626) 961-2547


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