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UST Program - LG 113

UST Programs - LG 113

Issue Date: November 22, 1995
Revision Date: March 10, 2000

Ronan Engineering Co.

X-76 ETM, X-76 ETM-4X (Magnetostrictive Probe)


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99.96% and PFA = 0.044%. 
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 95.34% and PFA = 4.66%.
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, fuel oil #4. 
Other liquids with known coefficients of expansion and density may be tested after consultation with the manufacturer.
Tank Capacity Maximum of 15,000 gallons. 
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full for leak rates of 0.2 and 0.1 gph. 
Tank must have minimum product height of 12 inches or be 14% full, whichever is higher, when leak threshold is set at 0.049 gph (PD = 95% and PFA = 5%).
Waiting Time Minimum of 2 hours between delivery and testing for leak rate of 0.2 gph. 
Minimum of 8 hours between delivery and testing for leak rate of 0.1 gph. 
There must be no dispensing or delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 4 hours. 
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 minimum of 1 resistance temperature detector (RTD).
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. 
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 0.947 inch. 
Minimum detectable water level change is 0.0254 inch.
Calibration RTD 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. 
X76ETM-4X console has different housing which allows it to be mounted outside.

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:  02/07/91, 11/21/91

Tel: (800) 327-6626


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