underground storage tank testing Articles

  • Underground storage tanks case study

    MacDill Air Force Base A Phase II environmental site assessment was conducted at a military base in the southeastern United States. As part of the ESA, GeoView was contracted to perform the geophysical site assessment. The purpose of the geophysical investigation was to determine the presence and location of any underground storage tanks that may be buried within the boundaries of the ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • Oil tank removal and land remediation specialist

    It becomes a terrifically herculean task, when an oil tank is detected above and below the ground. In such cases we immediately need professional tank removal services. In this regard West Coast Tank Recovery has come out with some gratifying result. It is not easy to handle the situation, when an oil tank is detected, submerged into the ground. In such circumstances we can only trust the ...

  • EPA Study: 83% of diesel tanks have moderate to severe levels of corrosion

    The EPA has released the results of the largest survey to-date on corrosion levels in underground storage tanks (USTs) containing diesel fuel -- and the results are staggering. The research showed that 83 percent of the USTs studied exhibit moderate to severe corrosion. Worse, only 25 percent of the owners of those tanks with corrosion were aware of it prior to the study. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Successful Pilot Test Results in Full-Scale Treatment of Large BTEX Plume

    CASE SUMMARYRefueling Station – Algonquin, IL Leaking underground storage tanks at a refueling station resulted in a benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) plume in the underlying sand/gravel aquifer. The plume covered 1-acre and extended 390 feet downgradient from the source area, with a total BTEX concentration exceeding 24,000 parts per billion (ppb). In an ...


    By REGENESIS

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • Rapid Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Soil and Water by Infrared Spectroscopy

    In 1988 the US EPA estimated that there were 3 to 5 million underground chemical storage tanks (UST’s) in the United States, of which up to 1% would develop leaks every year. In response to growing concerns about the quality and future availability of safe drinking water, federal and state programs have begun to systematically replace virtually all UST’s installed before 1986 either with above ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • On-Site Analysis of Gasoline Range Organics (GRO) in Soil and Groundwater Using Field Portable Purge and Trap GC / FID / PID

    Although leaking underground storage tanks account for the majority of gasoline contamination in soils and groundwater, other events such as accidents during product transportation or delivery are also significant. Spill clean-ups and tank replacements have an immediacy to them due to the very steep relationship between delay and cost. Since gasoline is highly mobile in the environment, it is ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Development of resistivity probes for continuous monitoring of pollutant in porous media

    In this study, an attempt has been made to develop resistivity probes and an experimental setup capable of simulating the field conditions concerned with migration of pollutant through the porous media. The porous media chosen for the present study is commercially available uniformly graded sand; while Sodium Chloride solution was considered as the pollutant. For the continuous monitoring of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Analysis of BTEX and MTBE Using Specially Modified Purge Traps

    The existence of underground storage tanks containing gasoline and other petroleum products has facilitated the need for routine testing to determine if there has been any leakage into surrounding soil and ground water. The analytical methods test for “BTEX”, which is an acronym for benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene. In many instances, testing is not limited to these ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Mobile Water Treatment Trailer

    Carbonair’s mobile water treatment trailer is a perfect fit for a variety of temporary water treatment applications including construction dewatering, groundwater remediation, underground storage tank replacement and pipeline hydrostatic test water treatment.The system consists of four custom designed Carbonair MPC28 Filter Vessels with special internal piping, preceded by a dual ...

  • Rikers Island UST design & environmental services

    Design and Permitting of the upgrade fourteen (14) underground diesel & No. 6 fuel oil storage tanks with a combined tankage of over 540,000 gallons for a Major Oil Storage Facility. Project includes subsurface investigation, installation of soil borings, groundwater monitoring wells, non-destructive ultrasonic and volumetric tightness testing of tanks, tank design rehabilitation including ...


    By GEA ENGINEERING

  • Case study - EPH in soil with diesel and home heating oils

    Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer is a popular tool when excavating soils contaminated by fuel oils from underground storage tanks (USTs). These studies show the accuracy testing samples for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons, EPH C11- C22 aromatic hydrocarbons. Samples are extracted in solvent using test kits and measured on the UVF analyzer’s EPH optics, calibrated to Sitelab’s PAH ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Bulk commodities loading terminal comprehensive environmental audit, upgrading program and implementation

    Location: North Vancouver, B.C. Owner: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. Description: A multi-year comprehensive environmental program involving bench-scale treatability testing to optimize coagulation, flocculation, and settling of particles in equipment wash water and surface run-off from coal piles. Modifications to improve an existing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Case study - EPH in soil with No. 6 fuel oil

    No. 6 fuel oils (heavy fuel oil, bunker C oil) is often used in industry for heat, steam or power generation. A consultant used Sitelab to investigate two different spill sites contaminated with subsurface plumes of NAPL resulting from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs). Soils were collected from borings using a drill rig and field screened for their EPH aromatic content. Split samples ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • On-Site TPH in Soil Measurements

    On-site analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration levels in soil are easily handled using the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers manufactured by Wilks Enterprise, Inc.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are portable infrared (IR) analyzers that quickly determine TPH levels in less than 10-15 minutes, including the extraction.  Concentrations as low as 10 ppm to well over 10,000 - ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Providing compliance training programs case study

    Challenge: In August 2007, as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published guidelines that specify training requirements for three classes of Underground Storage Tank (UST) operators - A, B and C. Each state must implement these EPA guidelines by developing state-specific training requirements and requiring training for all UST ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Case study – BTEX contamination - Kentucky

    In 1992, remedial activities began at the Shively Service Center located in Radcliff, Kentucky. After the leaking underground storage tanks were removed from the site approximately 1,500 cubic yards of BTEX impacted soil was excavated and disposed off-site from the tank pits. Based on the review of historical sampling activities it was believed that the majority of the impacted soils were removed ...

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • Tanknology partners with licensees to deliver Industry-Standard Forecourt services around the world

    At Tanknology Inc., we believe in partnerships. Licensing one of our technologies provides benefits that go far beyond a typical manufacturer-licensee relationship. As a technology company that has set global standards in Forecourt testing, we are committed to the same caliber of complete, continuous support to our partners. “We view our licensees as true partners in their markets – ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

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