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UST Program - LG 113

UST Programs - LG 113

Issue Date: September 7, 2005
Revision Date: July 13, 2007

Linde Services, Inc.
(formerly Praxair Services, Inc.)

Tracer Tight For Large Aboveground Storage Tank Systems


Certification Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 100% and PFA = 0%. Leak rate of 0.005 gph with PD = 97% and PFA = 2.9%.
The US EPA has not set a minimum detectable leak rate for aboveground storage tank systems at the time of this evaluation.

Leak Threshold A tank system should not be declared tight when tracer chemical greater than the background level is detected outside of the tank system.
Applicability Gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, fuel oil #4, waste oil, crude oil. Other fluids which are compatible and soluble with an acceptable tracer chemical may be tested after consultation with the manufacturer.
Tank Capacity Not limited by capacity.
Waiting Time Ranges from 7 to 30 days after tracer is added to tank without support of on-site leak simulation. The waiting period may be adjusted below this range when supported by on-site leak simulations performed as described below.
Leak Simulations The release of surrogate tracer into the soil beneath the tank to evaluate the migration of a tracer and the sensitivity of the test under on-site sub-surface conditions. Sub-surface conditions throughout the test area must be at least as favorable as those at the leak simulations location in order to use the results. This requirement may be satisfied by sampling the soil beneath the tank, and/or making flow/vacuum measurements from the sampling probes.
Tracer Dosage Dosage of tracer is based on tank size, product volume in tank, and frequency and volume of tank refills according to manufacturer's recommendations.
Permeability Soil permeability must readily allow tracer movement (greater than 1 Darcy).The permeability of the soil beneath the tank must be verified by the detection of a leak simulation tracer in a sample collected at least 13 feet from the release location.
Probe Typical probe radius during evaluation was 10 to 12 feet. All tank surfaces must be within the zone of influence of a sampling probe. Probes must be installed per manufacturer's guidelines. Probe radius below an AST can be increased beyond the 10 foot limit when supported by a leak simulation as described above.
Groundwater Depth to groundwater must be at least 2 inches below bottom of tank. Groundwater less than 2 inches below bottom of tank may limit effectiveness of test method.
Comments Tester may determine that pre or post testing is needed to establish the background level of tracer in the soil. The presence of a layer of water saturated soil, or frozen soil, may inhibit the effectiveness of the method by impeding the transport of the tracer labeled product into the unsaturated zone. The system should be installed and operated in accordance with Linde Services, Inc.'s "AST Testing Procedures" document.


Linde Services, Inc.

Evaluator: Ken Wilcox Associates

3755 N. Business Center Dr.

Tel: (816) 443-2494

Tucson, AZ 85705

Date of Evaluation: 10/04/90

Tel: (844) 445-4633 Control Strategies Engineering - out of business
E-mail: contactus@linde.com Tel: Contact Linde Services, Inc.

URL: www.lindeservices.com

Date of Evaluation: 05/92

Formerly Praxair Services, Incorporated. LG 113 name changed on October 1, 2020.

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