Tank & Pipeline Monitoring Systems
If you own or operate underground storage tanks (UST) in your facility, you must provide a system to detect a possible product release (leak) based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performance requirements set forth in 40CFR280, Subpart D, Section 280.43 or 280.44.
These regulations require facilities to be able to detect a leak from any portion of the tank and the connected underground piping that routinely contains product. They also require any system to be installed, calibrated, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, including routine maintenance and service checks for daily operation and servicing.
Systems and methods used must be capable of detecting the following leak rate or quantity with a probability of detection (Pd) of 0.95 and probability of false alarm (Pfa) of 0.05:
- Tank Tightness Testing – 0.1 gallons per hour
- Automatic Tank Gauging – 0.2 gallons per hour
- Vapor Monitoring – Any significant increase in concentrations above background
- Automatic Line Leak Detectors – 3 gallons per hour
- Line Tightness Testing – 0.1 gallons per hour
What are Your Options?
To comply with these regulations, you have two options: install and manage monitoring systems, conduct the required leak detection testing and maintain documentation yourself or have highly qualified, cost effective environmental technicians provide professional installation of nationally approved leak detection equipment and provide sound management and maintenance of your leak detection program.
Why Use Varec, Inc. to Meet Tank and Pipeline Monitoring Requirements?
Varec is an industry leader, providing comprehensive environmental compliance solutions. We have vast experience testing USTs, ASTs and buried pipeline systems. Our alliance partnerships with Praxair, Mass Technologies, Vista Research, HansaConsult NA and FCI allow you to take full advantage of our negotiated pricing while receiving the latest technology for leak detection. FuelsManager's SCADA and leak detection features, in conjunction with automatic tank gauging and other monitoring devices, provides a cost effective leak detection system that has been used by the U.S. Department of Defense for the past 7 years.
How We Work
Certified Varec consultants will survey your facility to understand your leak monitoring needs and provide you with recommendations for a leak detection solution for your individual requirements.
Upon customer approval, we then install the leak detection equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and provide certified commissioning and calibration. If requested, we can also conduct your monthly or periodic monitoring according to federal, state or local directives and provide annual re-certification and calibration.
You have the peace of mind guarantee that your facility is operating to local, state or federal regulations and, if required, you can call upon our 24/7 technical support center and on-site maintenance as needed.