Issue Date: April 18, 1997
Revision Date: May 23, 2011
Environmental Monitoring System, EMS 4000
(Ultrasonic Probe #312-9000)
AUTOMATIC TANK GAUGING METHOD
Tidel Engineering, Inc. no longer manufactures or
supports the use of this method.
||Leak rate of 0.2
gph with PD = 97.4% and PFA = 2.6% for 2 hour test.
Leak rate of 0.2 gph with PD = 99.9% and PFA = 0.1% for 4 hour test.
||0.1 gph for leak
rate of 0.2 gph.
A tank system should not be declared tight if the test result indicates a
loss or gain that equals or exceeds this threshold.
aviation fuel, fuel oil #4.
||Maximum of 15,000
Tank must be between 50 and 95% full.
||Minimum of 2
hours, 29 minutes between delivery and testing.
Minimum of 15 minutes between dispensing and testing.
There must be no delivery during waiting time.
||Minimum of 2
hours to achieve PD = 97.4% and PFA = 1.8% for leak rate of 0.2 gph.
Minimum of 4 hours to achieve PD = 99.9% and PFA = 0.1% for leak rate of
Test data are acquired and recorded by the microprocessor contained within
the EMS console.
Leak rate is calculated from data determined to be valid by statistical
There must be no dispensing or delivery during test.
product is determined from the measurement of the change in the speed of
||Must be used to
detect water ingress.
Minimum detectable water level in the tank is 1.045 inches.
Minimum detectable water level change is 0.053 inch.
on probe must be checked annually and, if necessary, calibrated in
accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
using manifolded tank systems. Therefore, this certification is only
applicable when there is a probe used in each tank and the siphon is broken
Tests only portion of tank containing product. As product level is
lowered, leak rate in a leaking tank decreases (due to lower head
Consistent testing at low levels could allow a leak to remain
EPA leak detection regulations require testing of the portion of the tank
system which routinely contains product.
This is a longer version of model #312-9001.
Tidel Engineering, Inc.
Ken Wilcox Associates
2025 West Beltline Road, #114
Date of Evaluation: