Underground Storage Tanks Articles

  • Concrete Water Tank Relining and Repair Case Study

    These images show the concrete tank before any preparation work and then after preparation and concrete water tank relining and repair. The concrete tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. This underground, concrete, water storage tank is located at a university and sized at approximately 12m x 3m x 3m. The fibre glass lining that had been previously applied to the floor and part of ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 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.

  • Facility Asset Cataloging Service (FACS) - Case Study

    With the 2015 release of the updated EPA fueling facility regulations going into effect in the coming months, more and more multi-facility operators are working to get a clearer picture of what they have at their various facilities and what condition everything is in. We recently undertook a project for a large operator with hundreds of sites spread across the country, and this operator wanted ...


    By Tanknology 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

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Listening In: Smartball Detects Ancient Buried Sounds

    For this leak detection survey, Pure’s innovative free-swimming acoustic tool gathered critical information about the aging pipeline assets of this historic Arabian city. This large public utility supplies bulk water to this bustling, historic resort city located in the Arabian Penninsula region. The city’s infrastructure – above ground and below – ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Underground storage tank training and maintenance saves you money

    You as an employer can save money while preventing inventory loss and environmental releases by participating in Underground Storage Tank Operator Training. You may be asking yourself these questions: Why do I have to complete this training? Who needs to complete this training? When do my employees need to complete the training by? Where ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Underground Storage Tank Training and Maintenance saves your money

    You as an employer can save money while preventing inventory loss and environmental releases by participating in Underground Storage Tank Operator Training. You may be asking yourself these questions: •    Why do I have to complete this training? •    Who needs to complete this training? •    When do my employees ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Underground Storage Tank Training and Maintenance Saves You Money

    You as an employer can save money while preventing inventory loss and environmental releases by participating in Underground Storage Tank Operator Training. You may be asking yourself these questions: Why do I have to complete this training? Who needs to complete this training? When do my employees need to complete the training by? Where does the training take ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Proactive Leak Detection of Oil & Gas Assets Can Improve Worker Safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Safe and Simple Excavation Application Provides Long-Term Treatment, UK

    In Situ Treatment of Residual TPH Contamination Following Tank Removal Remediation Details Site Type: Petrol Filling Station Project Driver: Site Redevelopment Remediation Approach: Enhanced Aerobic Biodegradation, Excavation application Technologies: ORC-Advanced* Pellets Summary ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Scanning for Leaks & Sinkhole Detection in a Retention Pond - Case Study

    In January 2015, one of our clients used AGI tools and software for leak and sinkhole detection in the liner of a retention pond in Tennessee. Process Our client’s customer had a retention pond that was designed to hold liquid, but it was leaking through a hole in the liner. The client used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • No Negative Impacts to Underground Infrastructure and Communication Lines using RegenOx at Site with High Concentrations of TRPH

    Kennedy Space Center, FL The Launch Equipment Shop (LES) at Kennedy Space Center, part of NASA's famed Vehicle Assembly Budding complex, has conducted highly specialized manufacturing fabrication, and assembly work for the space program since the early 1960s. Leaks from an underground storage tank (UST) led to notable fuel oil contamination of soil and groundwater, including a layer of ...


    By REGENESIS

  • 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

  • Brownfield and site redevelopment case study

    Service performed: Brownfield redevelopment Summary: EFI Global performed removal of several underground storage tanks (USTs), coordinated transport and disposal of approximately 1,000 cubic yards of soil from the tank pit on an abandoned wood manufacturing facility located in a downtown area. The property was originally developed in the 1860’s ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Petroleum Management case study

    Service performed: Underground storage tank removal Summary: Our environmental team responded to a request from the General Services Administration (GSA) to determine the size and contents of an underground storage tank (UST) that was no longer in use at a facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. After subsurface investigations, the tank was identified to contain ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Remediation oversight and monitoring case study

    Service(s) performed: Underground storage tank removal and contaminated soil excavation and disposal Summary: In a residential and commercial area of a major U.S. city, an abandoned gas station site was targeted for redevelopment. To assist the area’s remediation efforts, our environmental team removed a 15,000-gallon underground storage tank, performed ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • 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.

  • An electromagnetic-based method for pinpointing leaks in buried pipes: a practical validation

    In this paper, a time domain reflectometry (TDR)-based solution for detecting water leaks in underground pipes is described and experimentally validated. The proposed method strongly reduces the inspection time that is typically required by traditional leak detection methods. In fact, it can successfully inspect pipes that are hundreds of meters long. In this work, two different configurations ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An integrated approach to water management in Kayseri: rainwater collection and use in an amusement park

    Water management in urban areas of developing countries is a major environmental challenge for the future. Within the framework of the IWA Cities of the Future Programme, current water and wastewater management systems are investigated in Kayseri, Turkey, with the purpose of bringing water into the center of city life by a reformed pilot project. In order to assess both the quantity and dynamics ...


    By IWA Publishing

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