Issue Date: December 4, 2002
Revision Date:  March 7, 2006

HansaConsult Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

HansaConsult Pressure-Step Tightness Control System (TCS) Pipeline Leak Detection System

Line Leak Detection Method for Airport Hydrant and Field Constructed Systems

Certification Leak rate of 0.004% of line volume (0.004 gph per gallon of product) in the pipeline segment being tested with PD > 95% and PFA < 5%.
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 0.002% of line volume in gph.
A pipeline system should not be declared tight if the test results indicate a loss that equals or exceeds the threshold.
Applicability Gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, fuel oil #4, solvents, waste oil.
Specification System tests either single or double-walled fiberglass or steel piping.
Pipeline Capacity Minimum of 22,700 gallons, maximum of 175,110 gallons (range of pipelines evaluated).
Waiting Time None between delivery and testing.
None between dispensing and testing.
Test Period Minimum of 45 minutes after setup.
Piping must be isolated and blocked during test.
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 45 minute test is required to simultaneously test as many sections as required consisting of typically two 15-minute monitoring periods at operating pressure, and one 15-minute monitoring period at a lower pressure level.
System measures change in pressure gradients and reports output quantity in gph, while compensating for thermal and pipeline “creeping” effects.
If leak is declared, message is printed and alarm is automatically activated immediately after completion of test.
Pipeline segment being tested must be completely isolated and have pressure controlled and maintained using a pressure relief valve.
Calibration System must be calibrated in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
Comments System may be used on large underground bulk pipelines such as airport hydrant fueling systems.
Manufacturer claims system is applicable to any size of underground pressurized piping, typically between 3,000 and 500,000 gallons, especially underground pipelines and airport hydrant fueling systems.
The third-party evaluation utilized a total of 306 tests, 16 of these tests were conducted on two lines with various induced leak rates.


HC Fuel Systems LLC

Evaluator:  Ken Wilcox Associates

P.O. Box 826

Tel:  (816) 443-2494

176 Places Mill Road

Date of Evaluation: 08/11/00

Alton, NH 03809

Tel: (603) 879-0388


 | Home | Vendors: A - F | Vendors: G - M | Vendors: N - S | Vendors: T - Z | Method Index | Glossary |

Appearance on this list is not to be construed as an endorsement by any regulatory agency nor is it any guarantee of the performance of the method or equipment.
Equipment should be installed and operated in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  For full details, please refer to our expanded "DISCLAIMER" page.