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UST Program - LG 113

UST Programs - LG 113

Issue Date: August 23, 1999
Revision Date: December 4, 2002

Vista Research, Inc.

Model HT-100 Monitoring Method and Line Tightness Test Method Version 1.0, Version 1.1


Certification Leak rate of 0.004% of line capacity in gph with PD = 95% and PFA = 1.25% for Version 1.0, (smallest leak rate for Version 1.0 evaluation, which was conducted on a 306,477 gallon line at 160 psi, was 12.3 gph).
Leak rate of 0.00209% of line capacity in gph with PD = 95% and PFA = 5% for Version 1.1, (smallest leak rate for Version 1.1 evaluation, which was conducted on a 306,477 gallon line at 160 psi, was 6.42 gph).
The USEPA has not set a minimum detectable leak rate for large diameter pipeline systems (airport hydrant systems) at the time of this evaluation.
Leak Threshold 0.00282% of line volume in gph for Version 1.0.
0.000916% of line volume in gph for Version 1.1
A pipeline system should not be declared tight if the test result indicates a loss that equals or exceeds these thresholds.
Applicability Gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, fuel oil #4.
Other liquids may be tested after consultation with the manufacturer.
Specification System tests fiberglass or steel piping.
Tests are conducted at operating pressure to a maximum of 200 psi.
Pipeline Capacity Maximum of 612,954 gallons. Minimum of 3,000 gallons.
Waiting Time None between delivery and testing.
None between dispensing and testing.
Test Period Minimum of 3 hours, 10 minutes after setup and after pipeline is fully isolated.
Test data are acquired and recorded by a microprocessor.
Calculations are automatically performed by the microprocessor.
System Features System may be permanently installed on pipeline to perform monitoring, or may be transported and set up to perform line tightness testing.
A single 3-hour 10-minute test is required consisting of a 1-hour 10-minute monitoring period at operating pressure, and a 2-hour monitoring period at atmospheric pressure.
System measures change in volume and reports output quantity in gph, while compensating for thermal effects.
Printed message and alarm activation if leak is declared.
Calibration System must be calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
Comments System is to be used only on large bulk pipelines and airport hydrant fueling systems.
This evaluation utilized a total of 87 tests, one with induced leak rate of 13.1 gph.


Vista Research, Inc.

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

755 North Mary Ave.

Tel:  (816) 443-2494

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Date of Evaluation:  11/06/98

Tel: (408) 830-3300


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