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UST Program - LG 113

UST Programs - LG 113

Issue Date: January 11, 2001 


Ronan Engineering Co.

X76CTM Series Monitoring System 
(Veeder-Root 8463/8473/8493 Series Magnetostrictive Probe)


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99.9% and PFA = 0.1% for Precision Test. 
Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 97.0% and PFA = 0.1% for Quick Test. 
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 95.2% and PFA = 0.8% for 0.1 gph Test
Leak Threshold 0.1 gph for leak rate of 0.2 gph, Precision Test. 
0.128 gph for leak rate of 0.2 gph, Quick Test. 
0.06 gph for leak rate of 0.1 gph, 0.1 gph Test. 
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, fuel oil #4. 
Other liquids with known coefficients of expansion and density may be tested after consultation with the manufacturer.
Tank Capacity Maximum of 20,000 gallons. 
Tanks less than 95% full may be tested. 
Minimum product level required based on tank diameter is as follows:
48" dia/ min 18"; 
64" dia/ min 21"; 
72" dia/ min 24"; 
96" dia/ min 30"; 
126" dia/ min 39". 
Minimum product level required for other tank diameters; multiply probe length by 0.08 and add 5 inches.
Waiting Time Minimum of 1 hour between delivery and testing for Quick Test. 
Minimum of 6 hours between delivery and testing for Precision Test and 0.1 gph Test. 
There must be no delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 2 hours for all tests. 
Test data are acquired and recorded by system's computer. 
Leak rate is calculated from data determined to be statistically valid. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
Temperature Average for product is determined by a probe with 5 thermistors. 
The bottom thermistor must be submerged in at least 5 inches of product during test.
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. 
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.878 inch. 
Minimum detectable water level change is 0.013 inch. 
System is default programmed to report a water depth only when it exceeds 3.5 inches. 
System can be programmed to report a water depth of 0.878 inch and above.
Calibration System 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).


Ronan Engineering Co.

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

21200 Oxnard St.

Tel:  (816) 443-2494

Woodland Hills, CA  91367

Date of Evaluation:  08/15/99

Tel: (800) 327-6626


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