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UST Program - LG 113

UST Programs - LG 113

Issue Date: August 23, 1999
Revision Date: March 10, 2000

Pneumercator Company, Inc.

TMS 2000, TMS 3000 
(Magnetostrictive Probe)


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 95.0% and PFA = 5% for 2 hour test. 
Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99.8% and PFA = 0.2% for 4 hour test 
Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99.9% and PFA = 0.1% for 8 hour test. 
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 95.3% and PFA = 4.7% for 7 hour test. 
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 95.8% and PFA = 4.2% for 8 hour test.
Leak Threshold 0.1 gph for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
0.05 gph for leak rate of 0.1 gph. 
A tank system should not be declared tight if the test result indicates a loss 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 20,000 gallons. 
Tank must be between 20 and 95% full.
Waiting Time Minimum of 8 hours between delivery and testing. 
Minimum of 20 minutes between dispensing and testing. 
There must be no delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 2 hours for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
Minimum of 7 hours for leak rate of 0.1 gph. 
Test data are acquired and recorded by system's computer. Leak rate is calculated from data determined to be valid by statistical analysis. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
Temperature Average for product is determined by probe which contains 5 thermistors. 
At least one thermistor must be submerged in product during test.
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. 
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.488 inch. 
Minimum detectable change in water level is 0.124 inch.
Calibration Thermistors and probe must be checked and, if necessary, calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

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. If the 0.1 gph test is used as a tank tightness test there must be no water present in the backfill (groundwater must be below the bottom of the tank), the tank must be equipped with an overfill protection device, and the product level in the tank must be at the overfill protection device set point. Local agency pre-approval is required. To use the 0.1 gph test as a monthly option see title 23 CCR Section 2643 (b)(2).


Pneumercator Company, Inc.

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

120 Finn Court

Tel:  (816) 443-2494

Farmingdale, NY 11735

Date of Evaluation:  07/15/97

Tel:  (631) 293-8450

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