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UST Program - LG 113

UST Programs - LG 113

Issue Date: Jully 19, 1996
Revision Date: April 4, 2007

USTest, Inc. 
(previously listed as Sound Products Manufacturing, Inc.)

UST 2001 and UST 2001 Quick Test 
(Ultrasonic Probe)


Certification Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 97.5% and PFA = 2.5% for Quick Test.
Leak rate of 0.1 gph with PD = 95.2% and PFA = 4.8%.
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 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 15,000 gallons. Tank must be between 50 and 95% full.
Waiting Time Minimum of 4 hours between delivery and testing. Minimum of 15 minutes between dispensing and testing. There must be no delivery during waiting time.
Test Period Minimum of 30 minutes for leak rate of 0.2 gph (Quick Test).
With a test period of 1 hour, system has PD = 99.9% and PFA = 0.1%.
Minimum of 1 hour for leak rate of 0.1 gph.
With a test period of 2 hours, system has PD = 98.6% and PFA = 1.4%.
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 from the measurement of the change in the speed of sound.
Water Sensor Must be used to detect water ingress. water is declared via an ultrasonic signal ranging to the water interface. Minimum detectable water level in the tank is less than 0.1 inch.
Minimum detectable change in water level is 0.046 inch.
Calibration Probe must be checked regularly 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).


Southwest Environmental Services, Inc.

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

102 Abigayle Row Tel:  (816) 443-2494

Scott, LA 70508

Date of Evaluation:  06/06/95

Tel:  (337) 235-1184





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